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Unformatted text preview: information, open to new ideas and experiences, and more creative. 1. Positive emotion can undo lingering negative emotions a. Negative emotion activates autonomic nervous system. b. Experiments show that people with positive emotion recover more quickly after an anxiety-producing situation. c. By broadening, positive emotion loosens the hold that negative emotion has gained on your mind and body, and it contributes to resilience (ability to bounce back from stressful experiences) 4. Positive emotion can trigger upward spirals toward improved emotional well-being Positive emotion and broadened thinking influence each other reciprocally and build on one another. A. Ways to cultivate positive emotions 1. Humor and laughter 2. Find positive meaning in ordinary events 3. Find positive meaning in adversity (bad or difficult events) 4. Express gratitude 5. Express affection 6. Do a good deed...
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2010 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Loeb during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08