Positive emotions trigger upward spirals toward emotional well-being.

@article{Fredrickson2002PositiveET,
  title={Positive emotions trigger upward spirals toward emotional well-being.},
  author={Barbara L. Fredrickson and Thomas E Joiner},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2002},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={
          172-5
        }
}
The broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions predicts that positive emotions broaden the scopes of attention and cognition, and, by consequence, initiate upward spirals toward increasing emotional well-being. The present study assessed this prediction by testing whether positive affect and broad-minded coping reciprocally and prospectively predict one another. One hundred thirty-eight college students completed self-report measures of affect and coping at two assessment periods 5 weeks… CONTINUE READING
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