The relationship between self-distancing and the duration of negative and positive emotional experiences in daily life.

@article{Verduyn2012TheRB,
  title={The relationship between self-distancing and the duration of negative and positive emotional experiences in daily life.},
  author={Philippe Verduyn and I. van Mechelen and E. Kross and Carmen Chezzi and Femke Van Bever},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={
          1248-63
        }
}
Extant research suggests that self-distancing facilitates adaptive self-reflection of negative emotional experiences. However, this work operationalizes adaptive self-reflection in terms of a reduction in the intensity of negative emotion, ignoring other important aspects of emotional experience such as emotion duration. Moreover, prior research has predominantly focused on how self-distancing influences emotional reactivity in response to reflecting on negative experiences, leaving open… Expand
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