Rostalski,Tim; Holger Muehlan, and Silke Schmidt
European Journal of Health Psychology 2018 25:1, 9-17
The aim of this intensive longitudinal study was to examine the moderating effect of affect on the optimism-health relationship and to separately consider valence and arousal, the basic dimensions of affect. Findings provide support for the relevance of a two-factor model of dispositional optimism and the importance of separate consideration of the basic affect dimensions in the understanding of the processes between optimism and health.