Date of Submission

3-2016

Abstract

This thesis primarily investigated the extent to which the capacity for emotion regulation is preserved in older adults. In doing this, the current research explored possible contributors that might help explain how older adults regulate their emotions as well as young adults, and the limitations to emotion regulation ability in ageing. Subtle changes in muscle activity associated with positive and negative facial expressions were measured with zygomaticus and corrugator facial electromyography (EMG) as a novel technique to determine age differences in specific emotion regulation use, as well as age differences in emotional reactivity.

School/Institute

School of Psychology

Document Type

Thesis

Access Rights

Open Access

Extent

386 pages

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Faculty

Faculty of Health Sciences

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