For my research project on emotion regulation, I will be using several studies and articles in academic journals. I found several that have performed experiments with emotion. Their opinions/findings will give me a better idea of whether it’s better to prep yourself for an emotion, or deal with it afterward. There are medical journals that have looked into the physical effects of modifying emotional responses to environment as well, and I’ll use them to understand what happens when each regulation strategy is used.
I will also use websites dedicated to researching emotion and the impact it can have on daily life. One example of the online sources I’ve come across is is http://projects.history.qmul.ac.uk/emotions/. They have a blog of their own and several professionals that will give me the information I need to research the topic. Their news section is up to date and gives information on events and newly published books. I haven’t looked through all of the links they post to related sites, but that will give me more to review as well. There are a lot of resources out there, so I’ll be scanning as efficiently as possible to find the ones that are relevant to the aspect of emotion I’m researching: whether it’s better take an antecedent or response based approach.