Kan positiva emotioner förbättra fysisk hälsa?
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Positive psychology emphasizes that there is as a strong relationship between an individual's emotions, wellbeing, and health. The purpose of this thesis was to examine the relationship between positive emotions and physical health. Is a positive attitude good for an individual's physical health? The method was a literature review of articles, in which the relationship between positive emotions and physical health was examined. The results show that positive emotions such as joy, interest, satisfaction, or love have immediate and long-term effects on physical health. The studies reported a positive correlation between emotions and health, but the explanations were not clear. The conclusion is, however, that positive emotions build and broaden people’s cognition and behavior and counteract the effect of negative emotions, which narrow the individual’s attention.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 13 p.
Social Behaviour Law
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Positiv psykologi, positiva emotioner, fysisk hälsa, emotioner
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-45282Local ID: 2fe804dd-2d32-46b1-9281-8591b5a9b936OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-45282DiVA: diva2:1018569
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Psychology, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20110217 (anonymous)2016-10-042016-10-04Bibliographically approved