Regulating emotions uniquely modifies reaction time, rate of force production, and accuracy of a goal-directed motor action
Abbreviated Journal Title
Hum. Mov. Sci.
Attentional deployment; Expressive suppression; Motor processes; Psychological skills; Costs and benefits of emotion regulation; DUAL-TASK INTERFERENCE; UNPLEASANT PICTURES; PARKINSONS-DISEASE; LIMBIC; SYSTEM; GAIT; CONSEQUENCES; REAPPRAISAL; SUPPRESSION; PERFORMANCE; ATTENTION; Neurosciences; Psychology; Psychology, Experimental; Sport Sciences
We investigated how emotion regulation (ER) strategies influence the execution of a memory guided, ballistic pinch grip. Participants (N = 33) employed ER strategies (expressive suppression, emotional expression, and attentional deployment) while viewing emotional stimuli (IAPS images). Upon stimulus offset, participants produced a targeted pinch force aimed at 10% of their maximum voluntary contraction. Performance measures included reaction time (RT), rate of force production, and performance accuracy. As hypothesized, attentional deployment resulted in the slowest RT, largest rate of force production, and poorest performance accuracy. In contrast, expressive suppression reduced the rate of force production and increased performance accuracy relative to emotional expression and attentional deployment. Findings provide evidence that emotion regulation strategies uniquely influence human movement. Future work should further delineate the interacting role that emotion regulation strategies have in modulating both affective experience and motor performance. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Human Movement Science
"Regulating emotions uniquely modifies reaction time, rate of force production, and accuracy of a goal-directed motor action" (2014). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 5046.