Cultivating Positive Emotions to Optimize Health and Well-Being

@article{Fredrickson2000CultivatingPE,
  title={Cultivating Positive Emotions to Optimize Health and Well-Being},
  author={Barbara L. Fredrickson},
  journal={Prevention \& Treatment},
  year={2000},
  volume={3},
  pages={1-25}
}
This article develops the hypothesis that intervention strategies that cultivate positive emotions are particularly suited for preventing and treating problems rooted in negative emotions, such as anxiety, depression, aggression, and stressrelated health problems. Fredrickson's (1998) broaden–and–build model of positive emotions provides the foundation for this application. According to this model, the form and function of positive and negative emotions are distinct and complementary. Negative… 
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