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Helping Behavior and Longevity: An Emotion Model

Deborah D. Danner, Wallace V. Friesen, and Adah N. Carter

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter examines a possible mechanism to account for why helping behaviours might have positive health outcomes. It argues that positive emotional responses, particularly future-oriented ... More


The Future of Emotions Research within Positive Psychology

Sara B. Algoe, Barbara L. Fredrickson, and Sy-Miin Chow

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter argues that emotions research and positive psychology are poised to have deep and lasting mutual influence as these two intertwined specialty areas move forward in the coming decade. ... More


 Wonder and the Moral Emotions: The Genesis of Aesthetic Spirituality

Robert C. Fuller

in Spirituality in the Flesh: Bodily Sources of Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369175
eISBN:
9780199871186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369175.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The emotion of wonder is among our genetically encoded programs for responding to unexpected features of the environment. Wonder is distinct from other emotions in its ability to foster receptivity, ... More


Emotion, Self, Personality: Thought Personified

Wilma Koutstaal

in The Agile Mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367188
eISBN:
9780199918232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367188.003.0033
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter provides a treatment of some of the most important ways in which aspects of emotion, self, and personality intersect with—both facilitating and impeding—agile thinking. It begins with a ... More


Gratitude, Like Other Positive Emotions, Broadens and Builds

Barbara L. Fredrickson

in The Psychology of Gratitude

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195150100
eISBN:
9780199847389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150100.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the feeling of being grateful. It suggests feeling grateful is similar to other positive emotions that help build a person’s enduring personal resources and broaden an ... More


⋆ The broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions

Barbara L. Fredrickson

in The Science of Well-Being

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198567523
eISBN:
9780191693670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567523.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the long-term effect of positive emotions on a person's well-being. A brief history on the research done on positive emotions is reviewed and several trends are identified. ... More


The Psychology of Gratitude

Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195150100
eISBN:
9780199847389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150100.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Gratitude, like other positive emotions, has inspired many theological and philosophical writings, but it has inspired very little vigorous, empirical research. In an effort to remedy this oversight, ... More


Being There When Things Go Right: Support Processes for Positive Events

Shelly L. Gable and Sara B. Algoe

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter focuses on support when intimate partners experience a positive event. Consistent with many of the contributors to this book, the authors suggest that the mechanism of action is the ... More


Myth Six: Two Flavors of Emotion, Positive and Negative

Robert C. Solomon

in True to Our Feelings: What Our Emotions Are Really Telling Us

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195368536
eISBN:
9780199852031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368536.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Among the many different evaluative judgments that enter into an emotion, the most straightforward are judgments of approval and disapproval, liking and disliking, approach and avoidance. This is so ... More


Empirical Research; Philosophical Conclusions

Fred Feldman

in What Is This Thing Called Happiness?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571178
eISBN:
9780191722547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571178.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Philosophers and others have alleged that empirical research on happiness has important implications for some long‐standing philosophical questions about happiness. The distinguished British ... More


The Positive Psychology of Positive Emotions: An Avuncular View

Shigehiro Oishi and Jaime L. Kurtz

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter offers a critique of positive emotion research with the goal of suggesting specific ways positive psychology could move forward. Although research on positive emotion has made tremendous ... More


The Grateful Heart: The Psychophysiology of Appreciation

Rollin McCraty Doc Childre

in The Psychology of Gratitude

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195150100
eISBN:
9780199847389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150100.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the psychophysiology of appreciation, an emotion that is seen as overlapping with gratitude. It analyzes the role of the heart in appreciation and other positive emotions and ... More


Dialectical Emotions

Brooke Wilken and Yuri Miyamoto

in The Psychological and Cultural Foundations of East Asian Cognition: Contradiction, Change, and Holism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199348541
eISBN:
9780190695705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199348541.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Over the past few decades, a body of research has begun to emerge on the dialectical experience of positive and negative emotions. In this chapter, this research is explored in detail. First, the ... More


Positive Emotion: The Sirens’ Song of Substance Use and the Trojan Horse for Recovery from Addiction

Adam W. Carrico

in Positive Emotion: Integrating the Light Sides and Dark Sides

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199926725
eISBN:
9780199394531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926725.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The positive emotions that individuals derive from substance use likely promote continued recreational use. However, key neurobiological changes account for the development and maintenance of ... More


Positive Emotion: Integrating the Light Sides and Dark Sides

June Gruber and Judith Tedlie Moskowitz (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199926725
eISBN:
9780199394531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926725.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book offers a comprehensive summary of current theoretical and empirical work on positive emotion and provides empirical examples of the “light side’ or adaptive benefits of positive emotion ... More


Shared and Differentiating Features of the Positive Emotion Domain

Belinda Campos and Dacher Keltner

in Positive Emotion: Integrating the Light Sides and Dark Sides

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199926725
eISBN:
9780199394531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926725.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

To understand positive emotions and their relevance for particular psychological processes and outcomes, it is necessary to systematically study the similarities and differences that characterize the ... More


Positive Urgency and Negative Outcomes: The Dispositional Tendency to Rash Action During Positive Emotional States

Melissa A. Cyders

in Positive Emotion: Integrating the Light Sides and Dark Sides

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199926725
eISBN:
9780199394531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926725.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Impulsivity is a multi-faceted construct, consisting of lack of conscientiousness (lack of planning and lack of perseverance), sensation seeking, and urgency (emotion-based disposition to rash action ... More


Positive Emotion Disturbance in Bipolar Disorder across the Life span

Elizabeth J. Reeves, Ellen Leibenluft, and June Gruber

in Positive Emotion: Integrating the Light Sides and Dark Sides

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199926725
eISBN:
9780199394531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926725.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

While much is understood about the benefits of adaptive positive emotion and the ways we experience and manage it, less is known about how positive emotional processes can go awry. In this chapter, ... More


Another Little Piece of My Heart: Positive Emotions and the Autonomic Nervous System

Michelle N. Shiota and Alexander F. Danvers

in Positive Emotion: Integrating the Light Sides and Dark Sides

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199926725
eISBN:
9780199394531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926725.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Theories of emotion often posit that visceral physiological changes mediated by the autonomic nervous system are a fundamental aspect of emotional responding. Early empirical studies of “happiness” ... More


Cognitive appraisals can differentiate positive emotions: The role of social appraisals1

Eddie M. W. Tong

in Components of Emotional Meaning: A sourcebook

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199592746
eISBN:
9780191762765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592746.003.0043
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

A question in appraisal research is whether positive emotions can be as strongly differentiated as negative emotions. This chapter discusses how strongly social appraisals, which are appraisals of ... More


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