Recovering from negative events by boosting implicit positive affect

Autor(en): Quirin, Markus
Bode, Regina C.
Kuhl, Julius 
Stichwörter: ACTION ORIENTATION; BIASES; CROWD; EMOTION REGULATION; Experiential self-access; HAPPY; Implicit affect regulation; Implicit positive affect; Implicit self; IPANAT; MANAGING MOODS; MEMORIES; MODEL; Mood recovery; Personality systems interaction theory; Psychology; Psychology, Experimental; SAD MOOD; Self-actualisation; SELF-ESTEEM
Erscheinungsdatum: 2011
Volumen: 25
Ausgabe: 3
Startseite: 559
Seitenende: 570
Upregulation of implicit positive affect (PA) can act as a mechanism to deal with negative affect. Two studies tracked temporal changes in positive and negative affect (NA) assessed by self-report and the Implicit Positive and Negative Affect Test (IPANAT; Quirin, Kazen, Kuhl, 2009). Study 1 observed the predicted increases in implicit PA after exposure to a threat-related film clip, which correlated positively with the speed of recognising a happy face among an angry crowd. Study 2 replicated increases in implicit PA after exposition to the same film clip, and showed that such increases were enhanced by priming self-referential stimuli. The findings are discussed against the background of personality systems interaction (PSI) theory (Kuhl, 2000, 2001), which emphasises the role of the implicit self in affect regulation.
ISSN: 02699931
DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2010.536418

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