ERIC Number: EJ627465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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The Role of Positive Emotions in Positive Psychology: The Broaden-and-Build Theory of Positive Emotions.
Fredrickson, Barbara L.
American Psychologist, v56 n3 p218-26 Mar 2001
Describes the broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions, situating it within the field of positive psychology. The theory posits that experiences of positive emotions broaden people's momentary thought-action repertoires, which in turn build their enduring personal resources (physical, intellectual, social, and psychological). Reviews preliminary evidence supporting the broaden-and-build theory, noting questions that remain untested. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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