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Understanding emotion change requires an understanding of emotion causation agnes moors

One aim of this chapter is to argue that research about the effectiveness of strategies for emotion change should be conducted in a (more) theory-driven manner. Another aim is to present a two-stage model for thinking about controlled emotion change. The chapter is structured as follows: After delineating the concepts of emotion and emotion change, I clarify the relation between emotion causation and controlled emotion change, and I present a two-stage model for controlled emotion change. Next, I consider the predictions of two theories of emotion causation about the two stages of emotion change.