Wallace V. Friesen's research while affiliated with University of Kentucky and other places

Publications (5)

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This chapter examines a possible mechanism to account for why helping behaviours might have positive health outcomes. It argues that positive emotional responses, particularly future-oriented positive emotions, form the basis of attitudes that lead to repetitive choices in one's use of time and energy. Such choices related to the arousal of positiv...
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Handwritten autobiographies from 180 Catholic nuns, composed when participants were a mean age of 22 years, were scored for emotional content and related to survival during ages 75 to 95. A strong inverse association was found between positive emotional content in these writings and risk of mortality in late life (p < .001). As the quartile ranking...
Article
Handwritten autobiographies from 180 Catholic nuns, composed when participants were a mean age of 22 years, were scored for emotional content and related to survival during ages 75 to 95. A strong inverse association was found between positive emotional content in these writings and risk of mortality in late life (p < .001). As the quartile ranking...

Citations

... Accordingly, it could also be that PHC triggers stress and negative emotions. To exclude this argument, we referred to longitudinal and experimental studies that support the direction we assumed in our study (Danner et al., 2001;Kao et al., 2005;Niles & O'Donovan, 2019;Rein et al., 1995). Almost all coefficients proved to be relatively low, especially the effects of emotions on PHC in model 2 ( Figure 4). ...
... motivation for a prosocial act, where the need for autonomy is satisfied (Weinstein & Ryan, 2010). While the above theories mainly focus on psychological wellbeing, Danner, Friesen, and Carter (2007) proposed a model on prosocial behavior and physical health. According to their model, positive emotions-future-oriented positive ones in particulararise from helping others. ...
... What is known, is that increased subjective wellbeing is related to many aspects of life [3], including marriage [4], friendship [5], overall social support network [6], income [7], work performance [8], mental [9] and physical [10] health, and even longevity [11]. Beyond the individual, the costs of low levels of subjective wellbeing can also be directly seen within society. ...