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Giving off a rosy glow: the manipulation of an optimistic orientation.
J Soc Psychol. 2009 Jun; 149(3):349-64.JS

Abstract

Research on generalized optimism has been primarily correlational in nature. The authors attempted to experimentally manipulate optimism separately from several related constructs (i.e., mood and self-esteem). They examined 2 different optimism manipulations. For the 1st one, participants generated thoughts about positive future events to induce an optimistic orientation. For the 2nd one, the authors exposed participants to an optimism-priming task. Both manipulations produced modest increases on a dispositional optimism measure and a situational optimism measure, compared with a control group. The momentary increases appeared particular to the optimism construct because the authors did not find similar increases on measures of mood and self-esteem. The authors provide preliminary evidence that generalized optimism can be validly and discriminantly manipulated.

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Department of Psychology, University of Toledo, OH 43066-3390, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19537600

Citation

Fosnaugh, Jessica, et al. "Giving Off a Rosy Glow: the Manipulation of an Optimistic Orientation." The Journal of Social Psychology, vol. 149, no. 3, 2009, pp. 349-64.
Fosnaugh J, Geers AL, Wellman JA. Giving off a rosy glow: the manipulation of an optimistic orientation. J Soc Psychol. 2009;149(3):349-64.
Fosnaugh, J., Geers, A. L., & Wellman, J. A. (2009). Giving off a rosy glow: the manipulation of an optimistic orientation. The Journal of Social Psychology, 149(3), 349-64. https://doi.org/10.3200/SOCP.149.3.349-364
Fosnaugh J, Geers AL, Wellman JA. Giving Off a Rosy Glow: the Manipulation of an Optimistic Orientation. J Soc Psychol. 2009;149(3):349-64. PubMed PMID: 19537600.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Giving off a rosy glow: the manipulation of an optimistic orientation. AU - Fosnaugh,Jessica, AU - Geers,Andrew L, AU - Wellman,Justin A, PY - 2009/6/23/entrez PY - 2009/6/23/pubmed PY - 2009/7/14/medline SP - 349 EP - 64 JF - The Journal of social psychology JO - J Soc Psychol VL - 149 IS - 3 N2 - Research on generalized optimism has been primarily correlational in nature. The authors attempted to experimentally manipulate optimism separately from several related constructs (i.e., mood and self-esteem). They examined 2 different optimism manipulations. For the 1st one, participants generated thoughts about positive future events to induce an optimistic orientation. For the 2nd one, the authors exposed participants to an optimism-priming task. Both manipulations produced modest increases on a dispositional optimism measure and a situational optimism measure, compared with a control group. The momentary increases appeared particular to the optimism construct because the authors did not find similar increases on measures of mood and self-esteem. The authors provide preliminary evidence that generalized optimism can be validly and discriminantly manipulated. SN - 0022-4545 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19537600/Giving_off_a_rosy_glow:_the_manipulation_of_an_optimistic_orientation_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3200/SOCP.149.3.349-364 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -