Dejonckheere E, Mestdagh M, Houben M, Erbas Y, Pe M, Koval P, Brose A, Bastian B, Kuppens P
J Pers Soc Psychol. 2018 Feb;114(2):323-341. doi: 10.1037/pspp0000186.
People differ in the extent to which they experience positive (PA) and negative affect (NA) rather independently or as bipolar opposites. Here, we examine the proposition that the nature of the relation between positive and negative affect in a person’s emotional experience is indicative of psychological well-being, in particular the experience of depressive symptoms, typically characterized by diminished positive affect (anhedonia) and increased negative affect (depressed mood).