A SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF AFFECTIVE DISTURBANCE
Grant number: DP140103757 | Funding period: 2014 - 2017
We are in the midst of a depression and anxiety epidemic that cannot be explained by focusing on individual experiences alone. We desperately need to understand the cultural contributors to depression and anxiety, thereby providing insight into the epidemiology of these conditions. Drawing on experimental studies, longitudinal sampling of daily emotional experiences, and multi-national data, the research will show how cultural contexts may exacerbate individual-level affective disturbance and demonstrate the processes through which occurs. The findings will make a timely and much needed contribution to public policy decisions and preventive health care.
Related publications (11)
The Relation Between Positive and Negative Affect Becomes More Negative in Response to Personally Relevant Events
Egon Dejonckheere, Merijn Mestdagh, Stijn Verdonck, Ginette Lafit, Eva Ceulemans, Brock Bastian, Elise K Kalokerinos
Can we experience positive (PA) and negative affect (NA) separately (i.e., affective independence), or do these emotional states r..
Neuroticism may not reflect emotional variability
Elise K Kalokerinos, Sean C Murphy, Peter Koval, Natasha H Bailen, Geert Crombez, Tom Hollenstein, John Gleeson, Renee J Thompson, Dimitri ML Van Ryckeghem, Peter Kuppens, Brock Bastian
Neuroticism is one of the major traits describing human personality, and a predictor of mental and physical disorders with profoun..
Poor emotion regulation ability mediates the link between depressive symptoms and affective bipolarity
Egon Dejonckheere, Elise K Kalokerinos, Brock Bastian, Peter Kuppens
People's relationship between positive and negative affect varies on a continuum from relatively independent to bipolar opposites,..
Exploring the East-West Divide in Prevalence of Affective Disorder: A Case for Cultural Differences in Coping With Negative Emotion
June De Vaus, Matthew J Hornsey, Peter Kuppens, Brock Bastian
Lifetime rates of clinical depression and anxiety in the West tend to be approximately 4 to 10 times greater than rates in Asia. I..
The Bipolarity of Affect and Depressive Symptoms
Egon Dejonckheere, Merijn Mestdagh, Marlies Houben, Yasemin Erbas, Madeline Pe, Peter Koval, Annette Brose, Brock Bastian, Peter Kuppens
People differ in the extent to which they experience positive (PA) and negative affect (NA) rather independently or as bipolar opp..
Perceiving social pressure not to feel negative predicts depressive symptoms in daily life
Egon Dejonckheere, Brock Bastian, Eiko I Fried, Sean C Murphy, Peter Kuppens
BACKGROUND: Western societies often overemphasize the pursuit of happiness, and regard negative feelings such as sadness or anxiet..
Perceived social pressure not to experience negative emotion is linked to selective attention for negative information
Brock Bastian, Madeline Lee Pe, Peter Kuppens
Social norms and values may be important predictors of how people engage with and regulate their negative emotional experiences. P..