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Emotions and health

Uskul, Ayse K. and Horn, A. B. (2015) Emotions and health. In: Wright, James D., ed. International encyclopaedia of social and behavioral sciences. Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-08-097086-8. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Experiencing health problems can produce strong emotional responses that may impact psychological well-being and disease outcome. Also emotional states have been found to be associated with the development of disease. Negative emotions have been found to be associated with health complaints. Conversely, positive emotions have been found to be associated with better health. Emotions may affect health indirectly by influencing behaviors known to be associated with health outcomes or through physiological mechanisms such as physiological reactivity and changes in immune functioning. Approaches for helping people deal more effectively with negative emotions and maximize positive ones are discussed.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Positive and negative emotions, Physical health problems, Emotion-health link, emotional responses to illness, emotions and development of disease, emotional inhibition and expression, mechanisms linking emotions and health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Ayse K. Uskul
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 16:18 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:33 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/44743 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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