The boundaries of minimization as a technique for improving affect: good for the goose but not for the gander?
JOURNAL OF APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, pp. 1717-1724, 2013.
Research on minimization as a coping strategy suggests that it alleviates negative affect following threats. In contrast, research on minimization as a support-giving strategy suggests that it does more harm than good. Does this mean that minimization works when it is self-generated, but does not when it is offered by others? The present ...More
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