Psychological resilience and positive emotional granularity: examining the benefits of positive emotions on coping and health.

@article{Tugade2004PsychologicalRA,
  title={Psychological resilience and positive emotional granularity: examining the benefits of positive emotions on coping and health.},
  author={Michele M. Tugade and Barbara L. Fredrickson and Lisa Feldman Barrett},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  year={2004},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={
          1161-90
        }
}
For centuries, folk theory has promoted the idea that positive emotions are good for your health. Accumulating empirical evidence is providing support for this anecdotal wisdom. We use the broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions (Fredrickson, 1998; 2001) as a framework to demonstrate that positive emotions contribute to psychological and physical well-being via more effective coping. We argue that the health benefits advanced by positive emotions may be instantiated in certain traits that… Expand

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