Pozahedonistyczna tendencja w regulacji emocji
Rocznik: 2005 Tom: 11 Numer: 1
The typical emotion regulatory goals are understood in hedonistic terms: people are motivated to avoid pain and seek pleasure. In this meaning individuals often seek to decrease negative emotions and increase the positive ones. But emotion regulation is broader than a simple hedonistic accounts suggests. Emotion regulation also involves increasing or initiating negative emotions or decreasing or stopping positive ones. This nonhedonistic tendency in the regulation of emotion was analyzed. The inventory for measuring nonhedonistic tendency in emotional regulation was constructed (PHR-28). After that, the experiment was conducted with PHR-28. The results of experiment confirmed the validity of the inventory. Furthermore, it was proved that people who report higher nonhedonistic tendency in regulation of emotions actually behave in this way. The achieved results were discussed. Analysis concerned the individual motives and the situational circumstances which initiate the nonhedonistic regulation of emotions.