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The Curiosity and Exploration Inventory-II: Development, Factor Structure, and Psychometrics.
Given curiosity's fundamental role in motivation, learning, and well-being, we sought to refine the measurement of trait curiosity with an improved version of the Curiosity and Exploration InventoryExpand
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Gender differences in gratitude: examining appraisals, narratives, the willingness to express emotions, and changes in psychological needs.
Previous work suggests women might possess an advantage over men in experiencing and benefiting from gratitude. We examined whether women perceive and react to gratitude differently than men. InExpand
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Materialism and diminished well-being: Experiential avoidance as a mediating mechanism
Abstract Being preoccupied with the pursuit of money, wealth, and material possessions arguably fails as a strategy to increase pleasure and meaning in life. However, little is known about theExpand
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Being present in the face of existential threat: The role of trait mindfulness in reducing defensive responses to mortality salience.
Terror management theory posits that people tend to respond defensively to reminders of death, including worldview defense, self-esteem striving, and suppression of death thoughts. Seven experimentsExpand
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Social anxiety and disinhibition: an analysis of curiosity and social rank appraisals, approach-avoidance conflicts, and disruptive risk-taking behavior.
We examined how social anxiety is related to appraisals for various disinhibited behaviors and sought to identify potential subgroups of socially anxious people. College students completed traitExpand
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Everyday strivings in war veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: suffering from a hyper-focus on avoidance and emotion regulation.
This research investigated whether combat veterans' daily strivings are related to the presence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and well-being. Veterans created a list of their mostExpand
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Social anxiety and positive emotions: a prospective examination of a self-regulatory model with tendencies to suppress or express emotions as a moderating variable.
The purpose of the present study was to examine social anxiety as a predictor of positive emotions using a short-term prospective design. We examined whether the effects of social anxiety on positiveExpand
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Gratitude and forgiveness: Convergence and divergence on self-report and informant ratings.
Gratitude and forgiveness are theoretically linked character strengths that tend to be studied in isolation from other strengths. We examined gratitude and forgiveness in the same sample using selfExpand
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Social anxiety and romantic relationships: the costs and benefits of negative emotion expression are context-dependent.
In general, expressing emotions is beneficial and withholding emotions has personal and social costs. Yet, to serve social functions there are situations when emotions are withheld strategically. WeExpand
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Anger suppression after imagined rejection among individuals with social anxiety.
Individuals experiencing high levels of social anxiety report frequent and intense anger. Yet, little is known about how they manage this emotion. Despite general tendencies towards angerExpand
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