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Anger and emotion dysregulation

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress


Hugo Hesser

Research subject

Research environments

Dysregulated anger is linked to a wide variety of adverse behavioural, social and emotional and physical consequences. The inability to regulate emotions is potentially an important contributing factor to anger-related problems such as aggression.

Drawing on basic science on emotion regulation and prior experiences with treating individuals with aggression, the overall aim of the project is to develop three internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapies for dysregulated anger to test the isolated and combined effects of two types of emotion regulation strategies, emotional awareness and cognitive reappraisal. Treatments will be evaluated in a randomized controlled trial with self-recruited adults with elevated levels of anger.

Project Leader: Hugo Hesser, professor, Örebro University and Johan Bjureberg, postdoc, Stanford University.

Research principal: Karolinska Institutet

Research groups

Research funding bodies

  • Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW)