Journal article

The Shape of Emotion Regulation: Trait Emotion Regulation as Density Distributions of States

ES Blanke, EK Kalokerinos, M Riediger, A Brose

European Journal of Psychological Assessment | Published : 2020


Abstract. The Density Distribution approach to personality characterizes traits using both mean levels and within-person variability of behaviors. Recent theory highlights that emotion regulation (ER) is inherently variable, and this Density Distribution approach seems particularly suitable to understand both average tendencies and dynamics of ER as person-specific characteristics. However, there is not yet empirical evidence for this suggestion. To fill this gap, we investigated the reliability of density distribution information gathered from repeated assessments of state ER (within-person mean levels and standard deviations). Specifically, we studied the reliability of ER strategy use in ..

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