Positive fantasies about idealized futures sap energy

  title={Positive fantasies about idealized futures sap energy},
  author={Heather B Kappes and G. Oettingen},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Social Psychology},
article i nfo Positive fantasies allow people to mentally indulge in a desired future. Whereas previous research found that spontaneously generated positive fantasies about the future predict poor achievement, we examined the effect of experimentally induced positive fantasies about the future. The present four experiments identify low energy, measured by physiological and behavioral indicators, as a mechanism by which positive fantasies translate into poor achievement. Induced positive… Expand

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