The case for positive emotions in the stress process.

  title={The case for positive emotions in the stress process.},
  author={Susan Folkman},
  journal={Anxiety, stress, and coping},
  volume={21 1},
For many decades, the stress process was described primarily in terms of negative emotions. However, robust evidence that positive emotions co-occurred with negative emotions during intensely stressful situations suggested the need to consider the possible roles of positive emotions in the stress process. About 10 years ago, these possibilities were incorporated into a revision of stress and coping theory (Folkman, 1997). This article summarizes the research reported during the intervening 10… CONTINUE READING
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