While functioning in multiple domains declines with age, emotional regulation appears to remain preserved in older adults. The Emotion Inhibition (Emotional Stroop) Test requires participants to name the ink color in which neutrally and emotionally valenced words are printed. It was employed in the current investigation as a measure of affective regulation in the context of an interference task in relation to age.
LaMonica HM, Keefe RSE, Harvey PD, Gold JM, Goldberg TE. Differential effects of emotional information on interference task performance across the life span. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 2010; 2(141): 1-5. (PMCID: PMC2955493).