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Learn to Manage Emotions
By: Psych Central Senior News Editor
on Thursday, Jul, 26, 2007
Reviewed by: John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
on July 26, 2007 at 11:31 am
Managing emotions is an arduous task for some but a skill that is essential to success in business and personal relationships. Often individuals who can not manage their emotions choose dangerous or destructive courses of action.
Emotional control, a trait associated with adulthood, is best learned during adolescence, a life period often characterized by wide swings of powerful emotions.
â€œThereâ€™s a stereotype that teens donâ€™t manage their emotions, their emotions manage them,â€ said Reed Larson, a professor of family ecology at the University of Illinois.
Accordingly, Larson and colleagues studied if teenagers can be taught to manage their emotions. Their article is published in this monthâ€™s journal of Child Development.