Positive emotions build

Positive emotions build - Assertiveness behavior intended...

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o Positive emotions build Loving-kindness meditation (positive emotion induction) Positive emotions result in reduced illness symptoms, savoring of positive exp, hope in goal achievement, mindfulness, and relationship quality which lead to greater overall life satisfaction Pollyanna and how much is enough? How many positive emotions are needed to counteract one negative emotion (first number is positive, and the second is the negative) 3:1 in overall well-being 1 in healthy relationships 5:1 in profitable workplace Resilience 9/11 o Those who were more resilient predicted better coping Coping with health requires recognition of negative as well Conclusion o New field – a lot of research is growing, being refined o Critics o Description instead of prescription Description of what human state is not a prescription of what you should do o Future? Researchers say they want to see positive psyc integrated with current field with as much importance as the negative stuff Aggression Aggression – behavior intended to injure another who is motivated to avoid it
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Unformatted text preview: Assertiveness behavior intended to express dominance or confidence Indirect aggression attempt to hurt another without obvious face to face conflict o Spreading a rumor that your ex has an STD Direct aggression behavior intended to hurt someone to his or her face o Physical spousal abuse Emotional aggression hurtful behavior that stems from angry feelings o A child throwing a tantrum after mom refuses to buy candy Instrumental aggression- hurting another to accomplish another (non-aggressive) goal o A mother spanks a child to discourage child from repeating a tantrum Theories of Aggression o Freudian theory We have an instinct to be aggressive (Thanatos vs. Eros) Aggression is cathartic Hydraulic theory pressure builds up so much that the steam has to be let off Criticisms No empirical support Catharsis tends to increase aggression...
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