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dc.contributor.authorBurkitt, Ian
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-21T13:30:32Z
dc.date.available2018-05-21T13:30:32Z
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.identifier.citationBurkitt I (2018) The emotional self: embodiment, reflexivity, and emotion regulation. Social and Personality Psychology Compass. 12(5): e12389.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/15963
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractCurrent dominant trends in the biological and psychological sciences tend to put emphasis on the role of the brain, cognition, and consciousness in realising emotional states and attempting to regulate them. In this article, I suggest an alternative approach with the idea that emotions emerge within social relations and give meaning and value to the situations in which we are located. Humans are understood as embodied emotional selves for who thought and emotion are intertwined. However, individuals can get caught in obsessive and compulsive thinking and feeling traps where the self loses touch with its emotions, and because of this also loses contact with the social situation and the ability to skilfully navigate it. In such circumstances, the self gets overwhelmed by emotion and loses its poise in the social setting. I consider Buddhist meditation as a technique through which people can develop a more reflexive emotional self, where reflexivity is not about control of emotion but owning one's feelings and being able to respond more sensitively and skilfully in various situations.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1111/spc3.12389en_US
dc.rights© 2018 Wiley This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Burkitt I (2018) The emotional self: embodiment, reflexivity, and emotion regulation. Social and Personality Psychology Compass. 12(5): e12389, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/spc3.12389. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.en_US
dc.subjectEmotionsen_US
dc.subjectSocial relationsen_US
dc.subjectEmbodimenten_US
dc.subjectReflexivityen_US
dc.titleThe emotional self: Embodiment, reflexivity, and emotion regulationen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2018-03-09
dc.date.application2018-04-20
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.date.EndofEmbargo2019-04-21
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
dc.description.publicnotesThe full-text of this article will be released for public view at the end of the publisher embargo on 21 Apr 2019.en_US


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