Mixed Emotional Experience Is Associated With and Precedes Improvements in Well-Being

Hal E. Hershfield, New York University, USA
Jonathan M. Adler, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, USA
The present study examines the prospective effects of concurrent positive and negative emotional experience on psychological well-being. The specific concurrent experience of happiness and sadness was associated with improvements in well-being above and beyond the independent effects of happiness and sadness. Changes in mixed emotional experience preceded improvements in well-being.
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Hal E. Hershfield and Jonathan M. Adler (2012) ,"Mixed Emotional Experience Is Associated With and Precedes Improvements in Well-Being", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 40, eds. Zeynep G├╝rhan-Canli, Cele Otnes, and Rui (Juliet) Zhu, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 276-289.