Emotion Regulation of Others and Self

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Parkinson, B. (2012). Missing Pieces in the Emotion Construction Kit. Emotion Review,4, 305-306. DOI: 10.1177/1754073912439787

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This reply considers how my article’s approach might be extended by attention to individual, contextual, and ecological processes. I agree that individual learning and agency play important roles in ontogeny; that sociologists have conducted informative work about the interpersonal and institutional contexts shaping on-line emotion construction; and that consideration of the relational niches in which discrete emotions consolidate can help to clarify their abstract structure. Emotion construction works with nonsocial as well as social materials.

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