Handbook of Positive Emotions

Edited by Michele M. Tugade, Michelle N. Shiota, and Leslie D. Kirby
Foreword by Barbara L. Fredrickson

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This authoritative handbook reviews the breadth of current knowledge about positive emotions: their nature, functions, and consequences for individuals and society. Specific emotions are analyzed in depth, including happiness, pride, romantic love, compassion, gratitude, awe, challenge, and hope. Major theoretical perspectives are presented and cutting-edge research methods explained. The volume addresses neurobiological and physiological aspects of positive emotions as well as their social and intrapersonal contexts. Implications for physical health, coping, and psychopathology are explored, as are connections to organizational functioning and consumer behavior.

“This handbook provides a rich and valuable summary of the current knowledge about positive emotions, the diverse theoretical orientations used to understand them, and the neurobiological, physiological, and psychological methodologies employed to study them….Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals.”

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“Just what the doctor ordered! The Handbook of Positive Emotions showcases exciting developments in the study of positive emotions and highlights key themes of interest to affective scientists, instructors, and clinicians alike.”

—James J. Gross, PhD, Department of Psychology, Stanford University


Handbook of Positive Emotions draws together a richly diverse set of scholarly perspectives on the contemporary science of pleasant affective states. Readers will encounter herein leading-edge theory and research that promises to challenge them to appreciate positive emotions with greater nuance and greater attunement to context and supporting values….After reading through the chapters, readers will come away with the feeling that they have examined a particular theoretical debate from nearly every possible angle. Each contributor offers the gift of making complex concepts accessible.”

—from the Foreword by Barbara L. Fredrickson, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


“It has taken a long time for psychologists to understand the importance of positive emotions and to address them systematically. This state-of-the-art volume offers a well-chosen selection of theories, research, and applications. It includes discussions of specific emotions and addresses social processes and interindividual differences. Demonstrating how mature the study of positive emotions has become, this book should play an important role in consolidating future research efforts in the field. It is relevant for all students of emotion science, from undergraduates to seasoned researchers.”

—Arvid Kappas, PhD, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

Table of Contents

Foreword, Barbara L. Fredrickson

Introduction, Michele M. Tugade, Michelle N. Shiota, and Leslie D. Kirby

I. Theoretical Foundations

1. The Differentiation of Positive Emotional Experience as Viewed through the Lens of Appraisal Theory, Craig A. Smith, Eddie M. W. Tong, and Phoebe C. Ellsworth

2. Infusing Positive Emotions into Life: The Broaden-and-Build Theory and a Dual-Process Model of Resilience, Michele M. Tugade, Hillary C. Devlin, and Barbara L. Fredrickson

3. The Evolutionary Perspective in Positive Emotion Research, Michelle N. Shiota

4. What Is a Positive Emotion?: The Psychological Construction of Pleasant Fear and Unpleasant Happiness, Paul Condon, Christine D. Wilson-Mendenhall, and Lisa Feldman Barrett

5. Personality and Positive Emotion, Kimberly M. Livingstone and Sanjay Srivastava

II. The Biology of Positive Emotion

6. Approach Motivation and Its Relationship to Positive and Negative Emotions, Eddie Harmon-Jones, Tom F. Price, Phillip Gable, and Carly K. Peterson

7. Animal Neuroscience of Positive Emotion, Jeffrey S. Burgdorf, Jaak Panksepp, and Joseph R. Moskal

8. Autonomic Nervous System Aspects of Positive Emotions, Sylvia D. Kreibig

9. Spontaneous Human Laughter, Michael J. Owren and R. Toby Amoss

10. Nonverbal Expressions of Positive Emotions, Disa A. Sauter, Nicole M. McDonald, Devon N. Gangi, and Daniel S. Messinger

III. Social Perspectives and Individual Differences

11. Positive Emotions, Social Cognition, and Intertemporal Choice, Piercarlo Valdesolo and David DeSteno

12. Positive Emotions in Close Relationships, Claire I. Yee, Gian C. Gonzaga, and Shelly L. Gable

13. Traversing Affective Boundaries: Examining Cultural Norms for Positive Emotions, Chelsea Mitamura, Janxin Leu, Belinda Campos, Chelsea Boccagno, and Michele M. Tugade

14. Vive la Différence: The Ability to Differentiate Positive Emotional Experience and Well-Being, Leslie D. Kirby, Michele M. Tugade, Jannay Morrow, Anthony H. Ahrens, and Craig A. Smith

15. Positive Emotions across the Adult Life Span, Joseph A. Mikels, Andrew E. Reed, Lauren N. Hardy, and Corinna E. Löckenhoff

IV. Select Positive Emotions

16. Finding Happiness: Tailoring Positive Activities for Optimal Well-Being Benefits, S. Katherine Nelson and Sonja Lyubomirsky

17. Pride: The Fundamental Emotion of Success, Power, and Status, Jessica L. Tracy, Aaron C. Weidman, Joey T. Cheng, and Jason P. Martens

18. Romantic Love, Lisa M. Diamond

19. Compassion, Jennifer E. Stellar and Dacher Keltner

20. Gratitude, Anthony H. Ahrens and Courtney N. Forbes

21. Transcending the Self: Awe, Elevation, and Inspiration, Michelle N. Shiota, Todd M. Thrash, Alexander F. Danvers, and John T. Dombrowski

22. The Challenge of Challenge: Pursuing Determination as an Emotion, Leslie D. Kirby, Jannay Morrow, and Jennifer Yih

23. Hope Theory, Jennifer S. Cheavens and Lorie A. Ritschel

V. Outcomes of Positive Emotions

24. Health Psychology: The Importance of Positive Affect, Judith Tedlie Moskowitz and Laura R. Saslow

25. Positive Emotion Disturbance across Clinical Disorders, June Gruber, Sunny J. Dutra, Aleena C. Hay, and Hillary C. Devlin

26. Positive Emotions in Organizations, Stéphane Côté

27. Positive Emotions in Marketing and Social Influence, Samantha L. Neufeld and Vladas Griskevicius

Conclusions and Future Directions, Leslie D. Kirby, Michele M. Tugade, and Michelle N. Shiota


About the Editors

Michele M. Tugade, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Vassar College, where she directs the Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory. Her research focuses on the function of positive emotions in the coping process, the mechanisms that promote resilience in the face of stress and adversity, and emotion-related processes associated with health and well-being. Dr. Tugade received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health and is an elected member of the International Society for Research on Emotions.
 
Michelle N. Shiota, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University, where she directs the Shiota Psychophysiology Lab for Affective Testing. Her research and publications focus on positive emotion, positive reappraisal, aging and emotion, and emotion in close relationships. Dr. Shiota is an associate editor of the American Psychological Association journal Emotion and coauthor of the textbook Emotion. She is an elected member of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology.

Leslie D. Kirby, PhD, is Research Assistant Professor and Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Vanderbilt University, where she codirects the Discrete Emotions and Appraisal Lab. Her research focuses on human emotions from the perspective of appraisal theory, with a particular interest in the differential motivational functions served by various positive emotions. Dr. Kirby received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health and is an elected member of the International Society for Research on Emotions.

Contributors

Anthony H. Ahrens, PhD, Department of Psychology, American University, Washington, DC

R. Toby Amoss, PhD, Department of Psychology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, Department of Psychology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Chelsea Boccagno, BA, Department of Psychology, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York

Jeffrey S. Burgdorf, PhD, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Belinda Campos, PhD, Department of Chicano/Latino Studies, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California

Jennifer S. Cheavens, PhD, Department of Psychology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Joey T. Cheng, PhD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Paul Condon, MA, Department of Psychology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Stéphane Côté, PhD, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Alexander F. Danvers, BA, Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

David DeSteno, PhD, Department of Psychology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Hillary C. Devlin, BA, Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Lisa M. Diamond, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

John T. Dombrowski, MA, Department of Psychology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

Sunny J. Dutra, MS, MPhil, Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Phoebe C. Ellsworth, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Courtney N. Forbes, BA, Teach for America, New York, New York

Barbara L. Fredrickson, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Philip A. Gable, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Shelly L. Gable, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California

Devon N. Gangi, BA, Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Gian C. Gonzaga, PhD, Gestalt Research, Santa Monica, California

Vladas Griskevicius, PhD, Department of Marketing, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

June Gruber, PhD, Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Lauren N. Hardy, MA, Department of Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois

Eddie Harmon-Jones, PhD, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Aleena C. Hay, MS, Department of Psychology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Dacher Keltner, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Leslie D. Kirby, PhD, Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Sylvia D. Kreibig, PhD, Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Janxin Leu, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Kimberly M. Livingstone, PhD, Department of Psychology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Corinna E. Löckenhoff, PhD, Department of Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, California

Jason P. Martens, MA, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Nicole M. McDonald, PhD, Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

Daniel S. Messinger, PhD, Departments of Psychology and Pediatrics, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Joseph A. Mikels, PhD, Department of Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois

Chelsea Mitamura, MS, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

Jannay Morrow, PhD, Department of Psychology, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York

Joseph R. Moskal, PhD, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Judith Tedlie Moskowitz, PhD, MPH, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California

S. Katherine Nelson, MA, Department of Psychology, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, California

Samantha L. Neufeld, PhD, Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Michael J. Owren, PhD, Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Jaak Panksepp, PhD, Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

Carly K. Peterson, PhD, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tom F. Price, PhD, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Andrew E. Reed, PhD, Department of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Lorie A. Ritschel, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

Laura R. Saslow, PhD, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Disa A. Sauter, PhD, Social Psychology Program, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Michelle N. Shiota, PhD, Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Craig A. Smith, PhD, Department of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Sanjay Srivastava, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Jennifer E. Stellar, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California

Todd M. Thrash, PhD, Department of Psychology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

Eddie M. W. Tong, PhD, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Jessica L. Tracy, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Michele M. Tugade, PhD, Department of Psychology, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York

Piercarlo Valdesolo, PhD, Department of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California

Aaron C. Weidman, MA, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Christine D. Wilson-Mendenhall, PhD, Department of Psychology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Claire I. Yee, BA, Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Jennifer Yih, MS, Department of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Audience

Researchers and students in social and personality psychology and affective science; also of interest to those in health and clinical psychology.

Course Use

May serve as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses.