Self-Distancing : Theory , Research , and Current Directions

  title={Self-Distancing : Theory , Research , and Current Directions},
  author={Ethan Kross and Ozlem N Ayduk},
When people experience negative events, they often try to understand their feelings to improve the way they feel. Although engaging in this meaning-making process leads people to feel better at times, it frequently breaks down leading people to ruminate and feel worse. This raises the question: What factors determine whether people’s attempts to “work-through” their negative feelings succeed or fail? In this article, we describe an integrative program of research that has addressed this issue… CONTINUE READING


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