Ongoing research projects
Childhood experiences and dynamics of emotion regulation in daily life
It is commonly thought that childhood experiences influence how emotions are experienced, regulated and shared with other people. This study focuses on childhood experiences from the perspective of adulthood, involving retrospective reports of parenting experienced in childhood, adverse childhood experiences and adult attachment. The general aim of the study is to clarify the psychological mechanisms that mediate or moderate the impact of childhood experiences on emotion regulation. The emotion regulation was assessed using ecological momentary assessment, which allows to model emotional dynamics and emotion regulation in daily life. Central research tasks involve clarifying the developmental role of cognitive self-regulation (e.g., effortful control and attention) on emotion regulation, and identifying the factors that account for individual differences in emotion regulation strategies (e.g., expression suppression, rumination of negative emotions, or savoring positive emotions). Finally, the role of daily emotion regulation on mental health is examined.
Postdoctoral Researcher Jallu Lindblom, Principal Investigator, Jallu.Lindblom@staff.uta.fi
University Researcher Kirsi Peltonen, Kirsi.Peltonen@staff.uta.fi
Postdoctoral Researcher Marjo Flykt, Marjo.Flykt@staff.uta.fi