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Advances in Psychological Science    2015, Vol. 23 Issue (4) : 632-642     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.00632
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The Asymmetric Adaptation to Positive and Negative Emotions and its Mechanism Exploration
LI Aimei; GAO Jieyi; PENG Yuan; XIA Ying
(Management School, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China)
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Affective adaptation is a psychological processes that causes a weak affective when exposures to a repetitive and successive stimulus. Empirical researches suggested that the adaptation to positive and negative emotions is asymmetric in speed and degree. We explain the mechanism of asymmetric affective adaptation from views of evolutionary psychology, cognitive psychology and positive psychology. There are many questions should be further explored: (1) The different adaptation between affective well-being and cognitive well-being; (2) The moderate effect of personality traits in affective adaptation process; (3) Investigate the interventions of affective adaptation; (4) Promote the precision of the temporal localization of the adaptation trajectory.

Keywords affective adaptation      asymmetry      evolved psychological mechanism      the AREA model      the HAPNE model     
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Issue Date: 15 April 2015
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LI Aimei; GAO Jieyi; PENG Yuan; XIA Ying. The Asymmetric Adaptation to Positive and Negative Emotions and its Mechanism Exploration[J]. Advances in Psychological Science,2015, 23(4): 632-642.
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