It's not going to be that fun: negative experiences can add meaning to life
作者: Kathleen D VohsJennifer L AakerRhia Catapano
作者单位: 1Department of Marketing, University of Minnesota, USA
2Department of Marketing, Stanford University, USA
刊名: Current Opinion in Psychology, 2019, Vol.26 , pp.11-14
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2018.04.014
原始语种摘要: People seek to spend time in positive experiences, enjoying and savoring. Yet there is no escaping negative experiences, from the mundane (e.g. arguing) to the massive (e.g. death of a child). Might negative experiences confer a hidden benefit to well-being? We propose that they do, in the form of enhanced meaning in life. Research suggests that negative experiences can serve to boost meaning because they stimulate comprehension (understanding how the event fits into a broader narrative of the self, relationships, and the world), a known pillar of meaning in life. Findings on counterfactual thinking, reflecting on events’ implications, and encompassing experiences into broad-based accounts of one's identity support the role of comprehension in contributing to life's meaning from unwanted,...
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  • 理解 思考
  • meaning 意义
  • comprehension 理解力
  • going 梯段级距
  • unwelcome 不受欢迎的
  • mundane 现世的
  • negative 负象
  • there 那里
  • spend 花费
  • thinking 思考
  • understanding 思考