The Affect Regulation in Cancer framework: understanding affective responding across the cancer trajectory

Maria Kangas*, James J. Gross

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    Abstract

    Affective dimensions of cancer have long been a central concern in the field of psycho-oncology. Recent developments in the field of affective science suggest the value of incorporating insights from the burgeoning literature on affect regulation. Accordingly, the objective of this article is to build on prior work in this area by applying a process-oriented affect regulation framework to the various phases of the cancer trajectory. The Affect Regulation in Cancer framework is adapted from Gross’ process model of emotion regulation, and its aim is to integrate recent advances in affective science with work in the field of psycho-oncology. The basic elements of the affect generative and affect regulatory processes are outlined across the various phases of the cancer trajectory. Our proposed model provides a useful heuristic framework in advancing research on the ways people manage their affective responses throughout the cancer trajectory.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7-25
    Number of pages19
    JournalJournal of Health Psychology
    Volume25
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

    Keywords

    • affect regulation
    • affective science
    • cancer
    • coping
    • emotion regulation

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