Anger and emotion dysregulation
About this project
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