ISSN 1671-3710
CN 11-4766/R

›› 2007, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (5): 810-815.

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Concept, Function and Meaning of Positive Emotion

Guo Xiaoyan;Wang Zhenhong


  1. Department of Psychology, Shannxi Normal University, Xi’an 710062, China
  • Received:2007-01-06 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2007-09-15 Published:2007-09-15
  • Contact: Wang Zhenhong

Abstract: The positive emotion is a pleasure feeling that comes from the individual’s satisfactions by stimuli of inside or outside the body, and the life events. The positive emotions activate a general approach tendency, have priming and broaden effect on the cognition, can build individual resource, undoing physiological activation associated with negative emotion, and facilitate performance of organization. It is an important component of the mental health, and thus can promote a physical heath. The positive emotion has extensive function and meaning towards individual’s adaptation

Key words: positive emotion, mental health, physical heath

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