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The Benefits of Frequent Positive Affect: Does Happiness Lead to Success?
Numerous studies show that happy individuals are successful across multiple life domains, including marriage, friendship, income, work performance, and health. The authors suggest a conceptual model… Expand
The Health Benefits of Writing about Life Goals
- L. King
- 1 July 2001
In a variation on Pennebaker’s writing paradigm, a sample of 81 undergraduates wrote about one of four topics for 20 minutes each day for 4 consecutive days. Participants were randomly assigned to… Expand
Conflict over emotional expression: psychological and physical correlates.
This study addresses the construct of conflict or ambivalence over emotional expression. Ambivalence is seen as an important mediator in the link between emotional styles and psychological and… Expand
Conflict among personal strivings: immediate and long-term implications for psychological and physical well-being.
We examined the influence of goal conflict and ambivalence on psychological and physical well-being through the personal striving framework. Eighty-eight undergraduates in two studies listed 15 of… Expand
Reconsidering happiness: the costs of distinguishing between hedonics and eudaimonia
In recent years, well-being researchers have distinguished between eudaimonic happiness (e.g., meaning and purpose; taking part in activities that allow for the actualization of one's skills,… Expand
Positive affect and the experience of meaning in life.
- L. King, J. Hicks, J. Krull, Amber K Del Gaiso
- Psychology, Medicine
- Journal of personality and social psychology
Six studies examined the role of positive affect (PA) in the experience of meaning in life (MIL). Study 1 showed strong relations between measures of mood, goal appraisals, and MIL. In multivariate… Expand
The health benefits of writing about intensely positive experiences
Abstract In a variation on Pennebaker’s writing paradigm, a sample of 90 undergraduates were randomly assigned to write about either an intensely positive experience (IPE) (n=48) or a control topic… Expand
Creativity and the Five-Factor Model
Abstract This study examined the relations among the five-factor model of personality, creative ability, and creative accomplishments. Seventy-five subjects completed measures of verbal creative… Expand
What makes a life good?
Two studies examined folk concepts of the good life. Samples of college students (N = 104) and community adults (N = 264) were shown a career survey ostensibly completed by a person rating his or her… Expand
The Hard Road to the Good Life: The Happy, Mature Person
- L. King
- 1 January 2001
The purpose of this article is to examine how two aspects of the good life, happiness and maturity, are reflected in the stories that people tell about their lives. This article highlights the ways… Expand