Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dealing With Your Feelings: The Psychology of Emotion Regulation

when 16 July 2023 - 30 July 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 1050

Emotion regulation relates to the processes whereby people manage their emotions. It is linked to better mental and physical health, relationship satisfaction, and work performance. Therefore, it is vital to learn more about the psychology of emotion regulation. This summer course aims to provide students with a) knowledge regarding the state of the art of modern emotion regulation research; b) critical thinking and presentation skills; c) tools for developing new research and real-world applications of emotion regulation research. Among the topics a covered in the course are: Emotion regulation strategies, emotion regulation flexibility, mindfulness, embodied emotion regulation, interpersonal emotion regulation, psychopathology and psychotherapy.

Emotions are often portrayed as irresistible forces that exert a sweeping influence on our behaviour. There is reason to believe, however, that we are much more flexible in dealing with our emotions than we think. The processes whereby we manage our emotions are commonly referred to as emotion regulation. This process has been linked to such important outcomes as mental health, physical health, relationship satisfaction, and work performance. It thus seems vital to learn more about the psychology of emotion regulation.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Sander L. Koole

Fee info

EUR 1050: Tuition fees two-week course

VU Students/PhD candidates and employees of VU Amsterdam* or an Aurora Network Partner €700
Students at Partner Universities of VU Amsterdam €950
Students and PhD candidates at non-partner universities of VU Amsterdam €1050
Professionals €1250

Early Bird offer
Applications received before 15 March (14 March CET 23:59) receive €50 Early Bird discount!


VU Amsterdam Summer School offers two kinds of scholarships: the Equal Access Scholarship and the Photographer Scholarship. More information can be found on the VU Amsterdam Summer School website.

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