Séminaire – Maya Tamir

Titre : Motivated Emotion Regulation

L’axe clinique accueillera (via zoom) le 2 décembre Maya Tamir. Maya Tamir est professeur titulaire de psychologie à l’Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Elle a obtenu son doctorat en psychologie sociale et de la personnalité à l’Université de l’Illinois à Urbana-Champaign et a effectué un post-doctorat à l’Université de Stanford. Elle étudie ce que les gens veulent ressentir et pourquoi. Plus précisément, elle étudie si et comment les gens peuvent tirer bénéfice de leurs émotions, s’ils essaient d’utiliser leurs émotions d’une manière qui leur est utile et comment ils apprennent des conséquences potentielles de leurs émotions.

Sa page internet : https://www.mayatamir.com/

The clinical axes will welcome (via zoom – the link will be sent soon) on December 2nd Maya Tamir. Maya Tamir is a full professor of psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She received her PhD in social-personality psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University. She and her colleagues study what people want to feel and why. More specifically, she studies whether and how people can benefit from their emotions, whether they try to use their emotions in ways that are helpful to them, and how they learn about the potential consequences of their emotions.

Her website: https://www.mayatamir.com/

Abstract :

Emotion regulation is important for psychological well-being, yet we know relatively little about why, when, and how hard people try to regulate emotions. In this talk, I consider effortful emotion regulation as a unique form of cybernetic control and derive several hypotheses from this approach. First, I suggest that what people want to feel varies and drives emotion regulation. Second, I hypothesize that discrepancies between actual and desired emotions inform the process and outcomes of emotion regulation. Finally, I propose that success in emotion regulation depends on both the content and the strength of motivation. I share empirical data that speak to these hypotheses, discuss their potential implications, and highlight open questions that await future research.