Does a culture of happiness increase rumination over failure?

@article{McGuirk2017DoesAC,
  title={Does a culture of happiness increase rumination over failure?},
  author={Lucy C. McGuirk and Peter Kuppens and Rosemary Kingston and Brock Bastian},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2017},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={
          755-764
        }
}
Promoting happiness within society is good for health, but could the overpromotion of happiness have a downside? Across 2 studies, we investigate 2 emotion norms associated with an emphasis on happiness-the importance of (a) seeking positive emotion, and (b) avoiding negative emotion-and whether these norms have implications for how people respond to, and seek to regulate, their negative emotional experiences. In Study 1, we used an experimental design to show that emphasizing the importance of… CONTINUE READING

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