Cognitive processes and emotion regulation: Contributions from a psycho-evolutionary approach

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Background Evolutionary psychology posits that there are archaic cognitive processes that our ancestors relied upon for survival. Since these processes are evolutionarily primitive, they are settled in subcortical brain structures and are automatically generated, which leads to difficulties in emotion regulation. Objective The purpose of this study was to examine the contribution of automatic vs. deliberate cognitive processing in anxiety regulation. Method
Year of Publication
2016
Journal
Ansiedad y Estrés
Volume
22
Issue
2
Number of Pages
47-54
Date Published
12/2016
Type of Article
Journal article
ISSN Number
1134-7937
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http://www.elsevier.es/es-revista-ansiedad-estres-242-articulo-procesos-cognitivos-regulacion-emocional-aportes-S1134793716300318
DOI
10.1016/j.anyes.2016.11.001