Int J Aging Hum Dev 2016 Dec 22;84(1):3-23. Epub 2016 Sep 22.
2 Loyola University Chicago, IL, USA.
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Aging Ment Health 2015 4;19(3):192-200. Epub 2014 Dec 4.
a Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging , Evanston , IL , USA.
Objectives: Guided by Fredrickson's broaden and build theory of positive emotions and Zautra's dynamic model of affect, the current study examines the relation between savoring positive experiences (i.e., the ability to notice and regulate positive feelings) and psychological well-being for older adults with higher and lower levels of resilience. Read More
Aging Ment Health 2018 Mar 19:1-9. Epub 2018 Mar 19.
b Department of Psychology , Loyola University Chicago , Chicago , IL , USA.
Objectives: This study examined the effects of savoring valuable life lessons on perceptions of aging and on well-being among older adults.
Method: A total of 303 adults (mean age = 68.12 years) were randomly assigned to one of three experimental conditions: savoring life lessons (n = 95), reflecting on negative aspects of aging (n = 129), or untreated-control condition (n = 79). Read More
J Appl Gerontol 2017 Feb 1:733464817693375. Epub 2017 Feb 1.
2 National Louis University, Chicago, IL, USA.
Savoring is the ability to be mindful of positive experiences and to be aware of and regulate positive feelings about these experiences. Previous research has found that savoring interventions can be effective at improving well-being of younger adults, but findings have not been extended to older populations. This pilot study examined the effects of a 1-week savoring intervention on older adults' psychological resilience and well-being (i. Read More
Pers Individ Dif 2017 Jan 1;105:164-169. Epub 2016 Oct 1.
University of Kentucky.
The ability to savor positive life events is associated with higher emotional well-being; however, few studies have examined savoring ability in older adults. The present study used a longitudinal design to examine changes in perceived savoring abilities and associations with perceived health in older adulthood. Older adults (=131) reported on beliefs about savoring and perceived health at baseline and 2½ years later. Read More