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Cognitive Reflection Processes correlated with Emotion Regulation Processes

This study will investigate whether cognitive reflection capacity and emotion regulation ability are related. A convenience sample of 100 adolescent male and female participants will be obtained through a private Catholic secondary school. Participants will complete a 42 item questionnaire (taken from the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale [DERS] and the Cognitive Reflection Test [CRT]) assessing cognitive and emotion regulation tasks. Data collected will be analysed using Factor Analysis. Results are expected to demonstrate a link between these two processes, and in particular, a high correlation between impulsivity (sub-scale of DERS) and inhibition (CRT). The use of the CRT with adolescents will also be examined.

Funding agency

ECU

Completion

October 2013


Researchers

Anne Galambosi (Honours)
Dr Rodrigo Becerra
Dr Guillermo Campitelli

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