The effects of early life stress on emotion regulation and the underlying mechanisms
ZHANG Huihui; ZHANG Liang
(Key Laboratory of Behavioral Science, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China) (Department of Psychology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 10049, China)
Abstract： Individuals experiencing early life stress (ELS) are at a higher risk of mental/behavioral disorders such as depression and violence, the difficulties of emotion regulation might be one of the underlying mechanisms. ELS individuals use maladaptive strategies (such as avoidance and rumination) more frequently than normal individuals. And most of the studies found that ELS impaired the ability of emotion regulation. However, moderate ELS may enhance the ability of emotion regulation. Besides, emotion regulation moderated the relationship between ELS and mental/behavior disorders. Furthermore, we explored the neural mechanisms of how ELS influences emotion regulation. Finally, we made a summary and pointed out future directions.
张慧会, 张亮. 早期应激对情绪调节的影响及其神经机制[J]. 心理科学进展, 2018, 26(7): 1193-1203.
ZHANG Huihui, ZHANG Liang. The effects of early life stress on emotion regulation and the underlying mechanisms. Advances in Psychological Science, 2018, 26(7): 1193-1203.