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Can affectively negative experiences contribute to well-being? The affectively negative need-fulfillment model

Can affectively negative experiences contribute to well-being? The affectively negative need-fulfillment model
Can affectively negative experiences contribute to well-being? The affectively negative need-fulfillment model
Psychological wellbeing is traditionally characterized by high positive affect and low negative affect. However, we propose that experiencing negative affect can be beneficial for wellbeing. Specifically, we advance the thesis that psychological needs, which are vital for wellbeing, can be fulfilled in situations characterized by negative affect. To support our proposal, we outline five affectively negative situations (i.e., stressful goal-pursuit, the frightening supernatural, other-directed annoyance, passion for social causes or beliefs, highly adverse life events) that can meet psychological needs. We summarize our proposals in the Affectively Negative Need-Fulfillment Model and contextualize our analysis within the literature.
psychological needs, negative affect, meaning in life, social connectedness, self-esteem, wellbeing
Springer
Juhl, Jacob
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Routledge, Clay
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Hicks, Jonathan
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Sedikides, Constantine
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Eid, M.
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Sedikides, Constantine
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Juhl, Jacob, Routledge, Clay, Hicks, Jonathan and Sedikides, Constantine , Eid, M. and Robinson, M.D. (eds.) (2016) Can affectively negative experiences contribute to well-being? The affectively negative need-fulfillment model Berlin, DE. Springer

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Abstract

Psychological wellbeing is traditionally characterized by high positive affect and low negative affect. However, we propose that experiencing negative affect can be beneficial for wellbeing. Specifically, we advance the thesis that psychological needs, which are vital for wellbeing, can be fulfilled in situations characterized by negative affect. To support our proposal, we outline five affectively negative situations (i.e., stressful goal-pursuit, the frightening supernatural, other-directed annoyance, passion for social causes or beliefs, highly adverse life events) that can meet psychological needs. We summarize our proposals in the Affectively Negative Need-Fulfillment Model and contextualize our analysis within the literature.

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Accepted/In Press date: 6 July 2016
Keywords: psychological needs, negative affect, meaning in life, social connectedness, self-esteem, wellbeing
Organisations: Human Wellbeing, Psychology

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Local EPrints ID: 397834
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/397834
PURE UUID: e8e205ee-7fcf-45ba-a3a4-b32796e4fb0b

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Date deposited: 08 Jul 2016 07:35
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 18:35

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