Journal article

Negative emotion and nonacceptance of emotion in daily life.

Natasha H Bailen, Peter Koval, Michael Strube, Nick Haslam, Renee J Thompson

Emotion | American Psychological Association (APA) | Published : 2020

Abstract

Nonacceptance of emotion is consistently linked with increased levels of psychopathology and diminished well-being. Research has found that negative emotion and nonacceptance of emotion are positively associated cross-sectionally but has yet to directly investigate temporal associations between these constructs. Given that negative emotions are frequently the target of negative thoughts and other emotions, and that acceptance of emotion is associated with prospective decreases in negative emotion, we hypothesized that the temporal relation between negative emotion and nonacceptance of emotion is bidirectional. The present study examined the association between these variables during people's..

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