Motivational Dimensional Model of Affect and sequences of negative and positive emotions - analyses accounting for heart rate asymmetry from the perspective of health psychology.
This project tested the novel Motivational Dimensional Model of Affect (Gable & Harmon-Jones, 2010) in respect to the effects of positive emotions on cardiovascular reactivity and recovery. The model contradicts some aspects of the popular broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions (Fredrickson, 2001). Secondly, we introduced heart rate asymmetry into psychophysiological literature (Guzik et al., 2006). Heart rate asymmetry is a recently discovered physiological phenomenon with clinical significance (Guzik et al., 2011). We tested the hypothesis that heart rate asymmetry is influenced by positive and negative emotions.
Project funded by National Science Center, Poland (UMO-2012/05/B/HS6/00578).