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Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Accept negative emotions, don’t resist them to stay stress-free: study

People who resist their darkest emotions are more likely to experience stress than those who embrace their negative moods, revealed a study. The revelations surfaced after researchers tested link between emotional acceptance and psychological health in more than 1,300 adults. “We found that people who habitually accept their negative emotions experience fewer negative emotions, which adds up to better psychological health,” said Iris Mauss, an associate professor at University of California, Berkeley in the US. As…