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Emotion. 2019 Apr;19(3):503-519. doi: 10.1037/emo0000455. Epub 2018 Jul 12.

Forecasting the duration of emotions: A motivational account and self-other differences.

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1
Centro de Investigacao em Ciencia Psicologica.
2
Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics.
3
Center for Economics and Finance.
4
Department of Psychology.

Abstract

This research investigates the forecasts that people make about the duration of positive versus negative emotions, and tests whether these forecasts differ for self versus for others. Consistent with a motivated thinking framework, six studies show that people make optimistic, asymmetric forecasts that positive emotions will last longer than negative ones. However, for other people, wishful thinking is absent, and therefore people make less optimistic, more symmetric forecasts. Potential implications of these motivated forecasts and self-other differences are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved).

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29999381
DOI:
10.1037/emo0000455

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