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During emotional regulation people may increase, maintain or decreases positive or negative emotions. Accordingly, emotional regulation often involves changes in emotional responding (Koole., 2009).Many examples of emotional regulation are conscious like changing a topic when it’s upsetting or cracking knuckles when stressed but some also occur without conscious awareness like when one exaggerates their joy upon receiving an unattractive present (cole,1986;  Gross, 2002). When people are chronically unable to regulate their emotions, they may disrupt their psychological functions(Koole., 2009)A research was conducted where the researchers randomly assigned participants to one of five groups: they were asked to pet a rabbit, a turtle, a toy rabbit, a toy turtle, or they were assigned to a control group. The results showed that petting a toy animal was not significantly better than petting no animal at reducing anxiety; however, petting a real animal did significantly reduce anxiety. This study suggests that interaction with, and feedback from, the animal may be important in emotional regulation, and the authors hypothesized that the interaction provided a form of social support (Jeremy et al.,2017).Emotional regulation is when a person can change their emotions sometimes it’s hard for people to control their reactions and let emotions control their actions. The ability to perceive, understand and manage our emotions can be understood at emotional regulation.Emotional regulation may not be concerned with getting people out of discrete emotions like anger, sadness, or joy rather it may change people’s emotional states along dimensions.A study was conducted in which 24 emotions were represented by 91 respondents. The 3 most common emotions were anger (23%), sadness (22%) and anxiety (10%). Together they accounted for more than half of the emotional regulation episodes. The majority of them were negative (81%).It is generally believed that pets provide physical and mental health benefits to humans.