Expressions of positive emotion in women's college yearbook pictures and their relationship to personality and life outcomes across adulthood.

@article{Harker2001ExpressionsOP,
  title={Expressions of positive emotion in women's college yearbook pictures and their relationship to personality and life outcomes across adulthood.},
  author={Lori Harker and Dacher Keltner},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={112-24}
}
To test hypotheses about positive emotion, the authors examined the relationship of positive emotional expression in women's college pictures to personality, observer ratings, and life outcomes. Consistent with the notion that positive emotions help build personal resources, positive emotional expression correlated with the self-reported personality traits of affiliation, competence, and low negative emotionality across adulthood and predicted changes in competence and negative emotionality… CONTINUE READING

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