Become more optimistic by imagining a best possible self: effects of a two week intervention.

@article{Meevissen2011BecomeMO,
  title={Become more optimistic by imagining a best possible self: effects of a two week intervention.},
  author={Y. Meevissen and M. Peters and H. Alberts},
  journal={Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={
          371-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Optimism is a personality trait which has repeatedly been shown to correlate with, and predict psychological and physical well-being. The present study investigated whether optimism can be increased by imagining a best possible self (BPS). Effects were compared to a control group in which participants imagined their daily activities (DA). METHODS In order to minimize inter-individual differences in content of imagery, participants constructed their BPS according to 3… Expand

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