A Tuesday in the life of a flourisher: the role of positive emotional reactivity in optimal mental health.

@article{Catalino2011ATI,
  title={A Tuesday in the life of a flourisher: the role of positive emotional reactivity in optimal mental health.},
  author={Lahnna I. Catalino and Barbara L. Fredrickson},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2011},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={938-50}
}
Flourishing--a state of optimal mental health--has been linked to a host of benefits for the individual and society, including fewer workdays lost and the lowest incidence of chronic physical conditions. The aim of this paper was to investigate whether and how routine activities promote flourishing. The authors proposed that flourishers thrive because they capitalize on the processes featured in the broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions, specifically by experiencing greater positive… CONTINUE READING
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