What is it about?

The main aim of this study was to analyze the extent to which higher education students' creative self-concept is influenced by their use of cognitive reappraisal as an emotion regulation strategy. We also examined the influence on the use of cognitive reappraisal of the following variables: grit, age, gender, and field of study

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Why is it important?

Emotion regulation affects both personal and academic development, and it may also impact students' creative development. The results of this study suggest that enhancing students' emotion regulation skills should be a goal of higher education, insofar as this would also foster their creative potential. Emotion skills training should aim, in particular, to build perseverance of effort.


We believe that this study makes a relevant contribution to the study of the relationship between creative self-beliefs and emotion regulation and that it has implications for designing strategies aimed at the integral development of university students.

Paula Alvarez-Huerta
Mondragon Unibertsitatea

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This page is a summary of: Cognitive reappraisal and creative self-concept among higher education students: A latent class analysis., Psychology of Aesthetics Creativity and the Arts, March 2023, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/aca0000567.
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