Tag: Emotional Openness

Networks of self-defining memories as a contributing factor to emotional openness

Published in:┬áCognition and Emotion, Volume 32, Issue 2, 363-370 Abstract “Emotional openness is characterised by a capacity to tolerate threatening self-relevant material and an interest towards new emotional situations. We investigated how specific networks of memories could be an important contributing factor to emotional openness. At Phase 1, participants completed measures of personality traits and emotional intelligence, described a self-defining memory, provided other memories associated with it, and rated the valence of each of their memories. A score assessing the complexity of this memory network, comprising the number of memories reported and their valence diversity, was created. Two weeks later,… Read More