Positive affect and the complex dynamics of human flourishing.

  title={Positive affect and the complex dynamics of human flourishing.},
  author={Barbara L. Fredrickson and Marcial Losada},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={60 7},
Extending B. L. Fredrickson's (1998) broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions and M. Losada's (1999) nonlinear dynamics model of team performance, the authors predict that a ratio of positive to negative affect at or above 2.9 will characterize individuals in flourishing mental health. Participants (N=188) completed an initial survey to identify flourishing mental health and then provided daily reports of experienced positive and negative emotions over 28 days. Results showed that the mean… 

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