Affective Instability in Daily Life Is Predicted by Resting Heart Rate Variability

  title={Affective Instability in Daily Life Is Predicted by Resting Heart Rate Variability},
  author={Peter Koval and Barbara Ogrinz and Peter Kuppens and Omer Van den Bergh and Francis Tuerlinckx and Stefan S{\"u}tterlin},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Previous research has shown that being affectively unstable is an indicator of several forms of psychological maladjustment. However, little is known about the mechanisms underlying affective instability. Our research aims to examine the possibility that being prone to extreme fluctuations in one's feelings is related to maladaptive emotion regulation. We investigated this hypothesis by relating affective instability, assessed in daily life using the experience sampling method, to self-reported… CONTINUE READING
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