Positive emotions and psychological wellbeing

Author/s Maria Rita Ciceri
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2015/1 Language Italian
Pages 13 P. 141-153 File size 209 KB
DOI 10.3280/RIP2015-001008
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Positive emotions have attracted increased scientific attention in the past decade but looking at positive emotions as outcomes is just the beginning. In large, well-controlled studies, positive emotions have been found to contribute to many different life outcomes, as well as increased cognitive and social functions. The ≪broaden-and-build≫ theory of positive emotions encompasses this variety of empirical results, and this chapter uses this theory as a framework for organizing and interrelating past findings and current questions about positive emotions and their link with subjective wellbeing.

Keywords: Positive emotions, aedonic valence, subjective wellbeing

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Maria Rita Ciceri, Emozioni positive e benessere psicologico in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 1/2015, pp 141-153, DOI: 10.3280/RIP2015-001008