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Priming Emotion-Eliciting Appraisals through Music
(Vanderbilt University, 2010-04)
Appraisal theory claims that emotions are elicited as a result of a meaning analysis in which a person evaluates the implications of his or her circumstances for his or her personal well-being. This study tests the process ...
Understanding the Stress and Emotional Triggers of Disordered Eating Behaviors in College Students
(Vanderbilt University, 2014-04-17)
Research has shown a relationship between stress and emotion in those with, or who are at-risk for, eating disorders. However, more research needs to be done on how levels of stress and emotion affect eating behaviors that ...
Social Support and Gratitude: Assessing Divergence through Writing
(Vanderbilt University, 2018)
Although two types of emotional writing have been previously studied, there is no research that examines writing about social support. Yet the hypothesized mechanisms that drive benefits of gratitude journaling and expressive ...
Appraisal in Positive Emotion: Differentiation Between Hope and Challenge/Determination
(Vanderbilt University, 2011-04-08)
The object of this study was to test individual differentiation between the emotions Hope and Challenge/Determination in terms of motivational, cognitive, and behavioral components. The former emotion requires a more ...