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Does a positive appraisal style work in all stressful situations and for all individuals?

  • Boris Egloff (a1)

Abstract

Kalisch et al. posit that a positive appraisal style is the key to resilience. I will argue instead that the adaptiveness of a particular emotion-regulation strategy is determined by contextual factors. Hence, a positive appraisal style might not always result in positive consequences and is most likely not the only mediator of resilience.

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