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The role of self-aspects in emotions elicited by threats to physical health

Uskul, Ayse K., Hynie, Michaela (2014) The role of self-aspects in emotions elicited by threats to physical health. Psychology & Health, 29 (2). pp. 199-217. ISSN 0887-0446. (doi:10.1080/08870446.2013.843683)

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Abstract

In two studies, we examined the relationship between self-aspects and socially engaging and socially disengaging emotions elicited by imagined and real physical health problems. In Study 1, participants imagined themselves experiencing a health problem described in a hypothetical scenario and rated the extent to which they would experience a list of emotions. The experience of socially engaging emotions such as shame and embarrassment was predicted by the endorsement of collective self. In Study 2, participants recalled a past health problem and emotions they experienced during its course. Again, collective self predicted the extent to which people mentioned socially engaging emotions in their free recall of emotions. Independent self was not related to the imagined experience of socially disengaging emotions in Study 1 or the recollection of such emotions in Study 2.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/08870446.2013.843683
Uncontrolled keywords: self-aspects, collective self, illness-related emotions
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Ayse K. Uskul
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2013 11:51 UTC
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2019 14:51 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35081 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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