Emotions are elicited by appraisals and consist of multiple component processes that unfold over time and bring about changes in physiological, behavioral, and subjective responses. Although they are often useful in organizing adaptive responses, at times, emotions must be regulated. Failures of emotion regulation can have serious consequences for mental and physical health, ranging from depression to coronary heart disease, whereas successful emotion regulation promotes resilience and well-being.

The overarching aim of our research is to better understand how appraisals influence emotion generation and emotion regulation in normative and disordered responding, how they interact with individual differences, and—by their effect on physiological functioning—how they influence long-term health.

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