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The value of “negative” appraisals for resilience. Is positive (re)appraisal always good and negative always bad?

  • Alexandra M. Freund (a1) and Ursula M. Staudinger (a2)

In contrast to the PASTOR model by Kalisch et al. we point to the potential negative long-term effects of positive (re)appraisals of events for resilience. This perspective posits that emotional reactions to events provide important guidelines as to which events, environments, or social relations should be sought out and which ones should be avoided in the future.

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