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Are positive appraisals always adaptive?

  • Anthony D. Mancini (a1)

The authors provide an original and integrative framework for understanding the complex array of factors that contribute to resilience. Their faith in the uniform benefits of positive appraisals neglects the potential costs of overly positive appraisals, however. As a result, their theory may have difficulty capturing the complexity of appraisal's role in determining resilience.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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