Validación de la Estimación Cognoscitiva de los Procesos de Regulación Emocional para la Emoción de Amor


  • Edith Carrasco Chávez
  • Rozzana Sánchez Aragón


Validation of the Cognoscitive Estimation of the Processes of Emotional Regulation for the Emotion of Love

Love is an emotion able to produce pleasure, plenty and happiness as well as displeasures taking as examples: fear, uncertainty when there is a possibility to loss a love object (e.g. Hatfield & Waster, 1978; Retana, 2004). Based on this, the importance of emotional regulation (ER) is evident in the interpersonal harmony and the successful adjustment to the social environment (Valiente & Eisenberg, 2006). ER is seen as fivecognitive mechanisms (situation selection, situation modification, attentional deployment, cognitive change and response modulation) which define the ways to respond particularly to each emotion (Gross & Thompson, 2007). Taking into account this, we evaluated those processes in love emotion in 201 Mexican adults. Findings show on one hand, the tendencies of particular ways to respond to love in the interpersonal context and on the other hand, the applicability, validity and reliability of the measure in this emotion.