Dynamic Integration

  title={Dynamic Integration},
  author={G Labouvie-vief},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={201 - 206}
  • G. Labouvie-vief
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
Positive self- and emotional development is often measured by optimization of happiness, but a second aspect of positive development—the ability to tolerate tension and negativity in the interest of maintaining objective representations—needs to be integrated with this hedonic emphasis. The integration of these two aspects, optimization and differentiation, reflects a dynamic balance. Such integration is possible when emotional activation or arousal is moderate, but is impaired at very high… 

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