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Age Differences in Experience and Regulation of Affect


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Title: Age Differences in Experience and Regulation of Affect
Authors: Bjälkebring, Pär
E-mail: par.bjalkebring@psy.gu.se
Issue Date: 24-Apr-2014
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Psychology ; Psykologiska institutionen
Parts of work: I. Bjälkebring, P., & Västfjäll, D. (2014). I will be happier in the future: Investigating factors that influence the view of future and past happiness. Manuscript submitted for publication

II. Bjälkebring, P., Västfjäll, D., & Johansson, B. (2014). Happiness and Arousal Avoidance: How you ask about happiness influences older and younger adults differently. Manuscript submitted for publication

III. Bjälkebring, P., Västfjäll, D., & Johansson, B. (2013). Regulation of experienced and anticipated regret for daily decisions in younger and older adults in a Swedish one-week diary study. GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 26, 233-241
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IV.Bjälkebring, P., Västfjäll, D., Dickert, S., & Slovic, P. (2014). Greater emotional gain from giving in older adults: Age-related positivity bias in charitable giving. Manuscript submitted for publication
Date of Defence: 2014-05-16
Disputation: Fredagen den 16, maj, 2014 kl. 10.00 i sal F1, Psykologiska Institutionen, Haraldsgatan 1, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Doctoral Dissertation
Keywords: Affect
Age
Abstract: The overall aim of the thesis is to investigate differences in how younger and older adults view and control affect. Study I and Study II investigate how participants view their happiness and what factors influence their perception of happiness. In Study I we found weak negative association between age and happiness. In addition, we found a negative association between age and both positive and negative affect. Younger adults anticipated higher levels of happiness in older age compared to their... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9019-3
ISSN: 1101-718X
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/35603
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