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  • B. Fredrickson
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Review of general psychology : journal of…
  • 1998 (First Publication: 1 September 1998)
  • This article opens by noting that positive emotions do not fit existing models of emotions. Consequently, a new model is advanced to describe the form and function of a subset of positive emotions,Expand
  • B. Fredrickson
  • Psychology, Biology, Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
  • 2004 (First Publication: 29 September 2004)
  • The broaden-and-build theory describes the form and function of a subset of positive emotions, including joy, interest, contentment and love. A key proposition is that these positive emotions broadenExpand
  • B. Fredrickson, Michael A. Cohn, Kimberly A. Coffey, J. Pek, Sandra Finkel
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 2008 (First Publication: 1 November 2008)
  • B. L. Fredrickson's (1998, 2001) broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions asserts that people's daily experiences of positive emotions compound over time to build a variety of consequentialExpand