The assessment of emotion regulation: Improving construct validity in research on psychopathology in youth-an introduction to the special section

Carl F. Weems, Armando Pina

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Abstract

This paper discusses issues in the assessment of emotion regulation in psychopathology research in youth and introduces a special section of the Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment on the topic. The historical and practical importance of the concept of emotion regulation is noted and conceptual challenges in assessing emotion regulation are discussed. Empirical goals for improving construct validity in research on psychopathology and emotion regulation are discussed. We comment on how the papers in the special section advance understanding in these areas and suggest a multiple perspective and a multiple level of analysis approach for clarifying future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Emotion regulation
  • Psychopathology
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology

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