One of the most important advances in the study of emotion regulation is understanding it as a dynamic process that develops across the life span. Emotion Regulation focuses on current conceptual and methodological issues in terms of change over various time scales: developmental change across years, as well as changes from day to day, from situation to situation, and from moment to moment. Written by top experts in the field, the volume is organized around three age periods of the life span: infancy and childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.

By taking the matter of time seriously, these chapters represent promising and necessary approaches to broadening our knowledge of emotion regulation as a dynamic process that changes with age. The volume provides guidance for future research that will enable researchers to leave behind facile and static conceptualizations of emotion regulation in favor of richer and more explanatory frameworks.

part I|90 pages

Infancy and Childhood

chapter 1|28 pages

A Biopsychosocial Perspective on the Development of Emotion Regulation Across Childhood

ByNicole B. Perry, Susan D. Calkins

chapter 2|21 pages

The Development of Infant Emotion Regulation

Time Is of the Essence
ByNaomi V. Ekas, Julie M. Braungart-Rieker, Daniel S. Messinger

chapter 3|18 pages

The Development of Emotion Regulation in Early Childhood

A Matter of Multiple Time Scales1
ByPamela M. Cole, Jessica P. Lougheed, Nilam Ram

chapter 4|21 pages

Emotion Regulation Dynamics During Parent–Child Interactions

Implications for Research and Practice
ByAmanda Sheffield Morris, Lixian Cui, Michael M. Criss, W. Kyle Simmons

part II|86 pages


chapter 5|24 pages

In Due Time

Neurodevelopmental Considerations in the Study of Emotion Regulation
ByJoão F. Guassi Moreira, Jennifer A. Silvers

chapter 7|18 pages

The Development of Emotion Regulation Across the Transition From Childhood to Adolescence

Regulation of What and Regulation for Whom?
ByNicholas Allen, Benjamin W. Nelson

chapter 8|19 pages

Emotion Regulation Dynamics in Adolescence

ByTom Hollenstein, Dianna M. Lanteigne

part III|95 pages


chapter 9|29 pages

Emotion Dynamics in Older Age

ByChristina Röcke, Annette Brose, Peter Kuppens

chapter 10|18 pages

Emotional Dynamics and Emotion Regulation in Intimate Relationships

ByTamara Luginbuehl, Dominik Schoebi

chapter 11|24 pages

Age Differences in Emotion Regulation Dynamics

Anticipatory, Reactivity, and Recovery Processes
ByGloria Luong, Carla M. Arredondo, Cornelia Wrzus

chapter 12|22 pages

Managing Emotions Across Adulthood

BySusan T. Charles, Linda J. Levine