Four items contribute to the subscale for expressive suppression (e.g., “When I am feeling negative emotions, I make sure not to express them”). Mental health disorders such as depression are believed to have bidirectional relationships with health behaviors (e.g., diet, sleep, and exercise; Lopresti, Hood, & Drummond, 2013). The Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) program seeks to promote basic research on the initiation, personalization and maintenance of behavior change.
Sex: 50.1/49.9% M/F Percentage with children: 24.5 Percentage ever divorced: 13.0 Percentage with current gambling problem: 1.5 Percentage with at least one traffic ticket in last year: 8.0 Percentage arrested at least once: 21.5 Percentage arrested more than once: 10.3 Percentage with The Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (ERQ) is a self-report measure of two strategies that people use to regulate their emotions: cognitive reappraisal and expressive suppression (Gross & John, 2003). Individual differences in two emotion regulation processes: Implications for affect, relationships, and well-being. Habitual use of different emotion regulation strategies should be studied as potential mechanisms of behavior change. By integrating work across disciplines, this effort will lead to an improved understanding of the underlying principles of behavior change.
Habitual use of different emotion regulation strategies should be studied as potential mechanisms of behavior change. Within the SOBC Measures Repository, researchers have access to measures of mechanistic targets that have been (or are in the processing of being) validated by SOBC Research Network Members and other experts in the field.
The SOBC Validation Process includes three important stages of evaluation for each proposed measure: Identification, Measurement, and Influence.
Participants respond to each item using a 7-point Likert scale ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 7 (strongly agree).
Cognitive reappraisal involves thinking differently about a situation in order to change its meaning in order to alter one’s emotional experience.