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The role of self-aspects in emotions elicited by threats to physical health
Psychology & Health (2014)
  • Ayse K Uskul, University of Kent
  • Michaela Hynie, York University
Abstract
In two studies, we examined the relationship between self-aspects and socially engaging and socially disengaging emotions elicited by imagined and real physical health problems. In Study 1, participants imagined themselves experiencing a health problem described in a hypothetical scenario and rated the extent to which they would experience a list of emotions. The experience of socially engaging emotions such as shame and embarrassment was predicted by the endorsement of collective self. In Study 2, participants recalled a past health problem and emotions they experienced during its course. Again, collective self predicted the extent to which people mentioned socially engaging emotions in their free recall of emotions. Independent self was not related to the imagined experience of socially disengaging emotions in Study 1 or the recollection of such emotions in Study 2.
Publication Date
2014
Citation Information
Ayse K Uskul and Michaela Hynie. "The role of self-aspects in emotions elicited by threats to physical health" Psychology & Health Vol. 29 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ayse_uskul/27/