Self-affirming trait kindness regulates disgust toward one's physical appearance.

@article{Powell2015SelfaffirmingTK,
  title={Self-affirming trait kindness regulates disgust toward one's physical appearance.},
  author={Philip A Powell and Jane Simpson and Paul G. Overton},
  journal={Body image},
  year={2015},
  volume={12},
  pages={
          98-107
        }
}
In two studies, self-affirming the behavioral trait of kindness was examined as a method of regulating state disgust toward one's physical appearance. In Study 1, 56 participants (37 women, 19 men, Mage=33.16 years) completed either a questionnaire designed to self-affirm kindness or a control equivalent and rated their disgust, anger, sadness, and happiness toward their appearance and behavior. In Study 2, 116 individuals (83 women, 33 men, Mage=24.90 years) participated in the same experiment… CONTINUE READING
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