The role of positive emotion eliciting activities at promoting physiological recovery from sadness

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Title:
The role of positive emotion eliciting activities at promoting physiological recovery from sadness
Author:
Soenke, Melissa
Issue Date:
2014
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The current study investigated whether positive emotion eliciting activities facilitate the physiological, as well as subjective emotional, recovery from feelings of sadness and grief. Results indicated that participants who read a funny or neutral article after writing about the death of someone close had greater decreases in sadness and increases in positive emotion than participants who read an article about coping with grief. The funny and neutral articles were also associated with greater decreases in corrugator supercilii muscle activity. Positive emotion eliciting activities had no effect on zygomaticus major and orbicularis oculi muscle activity, heart rate, or respiratory sinus arrhythmia.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
grief; positive emotion; psychophysiological recovery; sadness; Psychology; coping
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Psychology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Greenberg, Jeff

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleThe role of positive emotion eliciting activities at promoting physiological recovery from sadnessen_US
dc.creatorSoenke, Melissaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSoenke, Melissaen_US
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe current study investigated whether positive emotion eliciting activities facilitate the physiological, as well as subjective emotional, recovery from feelings of sadness and grief. Results indicated that participants who read a funny or neutral article after writing about the death of someone close had greater decreases in sadness and increases in positive emotion than participants who read an article about coping with grief. The funny and neutral articles were also associated with greater decreases in corrugator supercilii muscle activity. Positive emotion eliciting activities had no effect on zygomaticus major and orbicularis oculi muscle activity, heart rate, or respiratory sinus arrhythmia.en_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectgriefen_US
dc.subjectpositive emotionen_US
dc.subjectpsychophysiological recoveryen_US
dc.subjectsadnessen_US
dc.subjectPsychologyen_US
dc.subjectcopingen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGreenberg, Jeffen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGreenberg, Jeffen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAllen, John J.B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMehl, Matthias R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberO'Connor, Mary-Francesen_US
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