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Previous studies have identified two powerful ways to regulate emotional responses to a stressor: experiencing incidental positive emotions and using cognitive reappraisal to reframe the stressor. Several cognitive and motivational theories of positive emotion support the formulation that incidental positive emotions may facilitate cognitive reappraisal.


In these projects, we will test the separate and interacting effects of positive emotions and cognitive reappraisal by using different sorts of stimuli to induce positive emotions.

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