Regulation of Positive Emotions: Emotion Regulation Strategies that Promote Resilience

@article{Tugade2007RegulationOP,
  title={Regulation of Positive Emotions: Emotion Regulation Strategies that Promote Resilience},
  author={Michele M. Tugade and Barbara L. Fredrickson},
  journal={Journal of Happiness Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={8},
  pages={311-333}
}
The regulation of emotions is essential in everyday life. In this paper, we discuss the regulation of positive emotional experiences. Our discussion focuses on strategies aimed at maintaining and increasing experiences of positive emotions. We discuss the importance of these strategies for well-being, and suggest that cultivating positive emotions may be particularly useful for building resilience to stressful events. Then, we explore possible mechanisms that link positive emotions to coping… 

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