Recovering from Negative Social Situations: Post-Event Processing and Cognitive Reappraisal

Roberts, Annabelle R.


  • Is dwelling on negative experiences harmful or beneficial? This study uses an experimental manipulation to assess the relationship between post-event processing (PEP) and cognitive reappraisal (CR). PEP is the experience of repeated brooding after negative social events, while CR is the act of reinterpreting events to alter one’s emotions. We hypothesized that participants exposed to PEP would eit... read more
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