Emotional reactions while watching graphic medical procedures: Vocational differences in the explicit regulation of emotions

Vlahou, Christina H., Vanman, Eric J. and Morris, Mary M. (2011) Emotional reactions while watching graphic medical procedures: Vocational differences in the explicit regulation of emotions. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41 11: 2768-2784. doi:10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00839.x


Author Vlahou, Christina H.
Vanman, Eric J.
Morris, Mary M.
Title Emotional reactions while watching graphic medical procedures: Vocational differences in the explicit regulation of emotions
Journal name Journal of Applied Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-9029
1559-1816
Publication date 2011-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00839.x
Volume 41
Issue 11
Start page 2768
End page 2784
Total pages 17
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract We examined the role of occupation in how people regulate emotional responses. Graduate nursing students were compared to undergraduate psychology students on self-reported emotional reactions to videos depicting graphic medical procedures. Skin conductance was also recorded. Overall, nursing students reported less disgust and fear, but more sadness while watching the clips, compared to psychology students. The 2 groups did not differ in skin conductance activity when watching a video with no specific instructions. When instructed to suppress or reappraise their emotional reactions to the videos, however, the psychology students showed increases in skin conductance arousal, whereas the nursing students did not. The results are discussed within the context of research on strategies to regulate one’s emotions in the workplace.
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Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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