Psychological resilience, positive emotions, and successful adaptation to stress in later life.

  title={Psychological resilience, positive emotions, and successful adaptation to stress in later life.},
  author={Anthony D. Ong and C. S. Bergeman and Toni L. Bisconti and Kimberly Wallace},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={91 4},
In 3 studies, the authors investigated the functional role of psychological resilience and positive emotions in the stress process. Studies 1a and 1b explored naturally occurring daily stressors. Study 2 examined data from a sample of recently bereaved widows. Across studies, multilevel random coefficient modeling analyses revealed that the occurrence of daily positive emotions serves to moderate stress reactivity and mediate stress recovery. Findings also indicated that differences in… 

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