Emotional states and physical health.

  title={Emotional states and physical health.},
  author={Peter Salovey and Alexander J Rothman and J B Detweiler and Wayne T. Steward},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={55 1},
Positive emotional states may promote healthy perceptions, beliefs, and physical well-being itself. To explore potential mechanisms linking pleasant feelings and good health, the authors consider several lines of research, including (a) direct effects of positive affect on physiology, especially the immune system, (b) the information value of emotional experiences, (c) the psychological resources engendered by positive feeling states, (d) the ways in which mood can motivate health-relevant… CONTINUE READING
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