Positive emotion regulation and well-being: Comparing the impact of eight savoring and dampening ...

19 Oct 2010Jordi Quoidbach , Elizabeth V. Berry, Michel Hansenne, Moïra Mikolajczak

As the strategies targeted different components of well-being, our results further show that regulatory diversity (i.e., typically using various strategies rather than a few specific ones), was beneficial to overall happiness. Our findings suggest that there are several independent ways to make the best (or the worst) out of our positive emotions, and that the cultivation of multiple savoring strategies might be required to achieve lasting happiness.

Cohort Study
10 effects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Capitalization Selfcare risk & protective factor

Subjective well-being Brain outcome

Strong Increase

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Distraction Brain outcome

Subjective well-being Brain outcome

Strong Increase

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Suppresion Selfcare risk & protective factor
Suppresion
Selfcare

Subjective well-being Brain outcome

Strong Increase

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Negative Mental Time Travel (MTT) Selfcare risk & protective factor

Subjective well-being Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

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Distraction Brain outcome

Positive Affect Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

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Negative Mental Time Travel (MTT) Selfcare risk & protective factor

Positive Affect Brain outcome

Notable Decrease

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Suppresion Selfcare risk & protective factor
Suppresion
Selfcare

Positive Affect Brain outcome

Notable Decrease

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Capitalization Selfcare risk & protective factor

Positive Affect Brain outcome

Strong Decrease

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Being present Selfcare risk & protective factor

Positive Affect Brain outcome

Strong Increase

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Being present Selfcare risk & protective factor

Subjective well-being Brain outcome

Notable Increase

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