Glad to be sad, and other examples of benign masochism

@inproceedings{Rozin2013GladTB,
  title={Glad to be sad, and other examples of benign masochism},
  author={Paul Rozin and Lily Eliza Guillot and Katrina M. Fincher and Alexander P Rozin and Eli Tsukayama},
  year={2013}
}
We provide systematic evidence for the range and importance of hedonic reversals as a major source of pleasure, and incorporate these findings into the theory of benign masochism. Twenty-nine different initially aversive activities are shown to produce pleasure (hedonic reversals) in substantial numbers of individuals from both college student and Mechanical Turk samples. Hedonic reversals group, by factor analysis, into sadness, oral irritation, fear, physical activity/exhaustion, pain, strong… CONTINUE READING

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