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Feeling happy about the things you strive for - New findings

Posted on Feb 10, 2011

New research from the EROS project has shown that people are more likely to show symptoms of depression when they are both ambivalent about achieving their goals and their goals are not in conflict.  Ambivalence in the absence of competing demands may arise from deeper-rooted, less conscious motivational conflict that exerts a stronger influence on happiness.

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Kelly, R. E., Mansell, W., & Wood, A. (2011).  Goal conflict and ambivalence interact to predict depression.  Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 531-534.

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