Journal of East China Normal University(Educationa ›› 2015, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (3): 79-87.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki.1000-5560.2015.03.011

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Temporal Dynamics of Affective Responding to Affect Arousals in Resilient Individuals: A Behavioral Study

XI Ju-Zhe,ZUO Zhi-Hong,TANG Xiao-Yan,MA Wei-Jun   

  1. School of Psychology and Cognitive Science, East China Normal University;Department of Preschool Education, East China Normal University;Datong No.2 Middle School
  • Online:2015-09-20 Published:2015-12-13
  • Contact: XI Ju-Zhe,ZUO Zhi-Hong,TANG Xiao-Yan,MA Wei-Jun
  • About author:XI Ju-Zhe,ZUO Zhi-Hong,TANG Xiao-Yan,MA Wei-Jun

Abstract: The present study aims to explore the temporal dynamics of affective responding to positive affect arousals and negative affect arousals among resilient college students in comparison with non-resilient ones. Sixty-seven college students (34 are of high resilience and 33 of low resilience) who participated in the experiments of positive or negative affect arousal were screened out according to the scores of Resilience Scale for Adult (RSA). Positive Affect and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS), video clips for affect arousals and self-developed self-rating affect schedule were used to measure and compare baselines of affects, the temporal dynamics of affective responding to affect arousals between the resilient and the non-resilient. The results indicated that high resilient individuals not only had a higher baseline of positive affect and a lower baseline of negative affect than their low resilient counter parts, but also had a higher level of affect balance as well. It was proved that high resilient individuals were of higher sensitivity to both positive and negative affect arousals; they recovered more slowly from effects of positive affective arousals and bounced back quickly from a bottom point when negatively aroused.The results implied that the difference in temporal dynamics of affective responding between high and low resilient individuals was an important intrapersonal factor to differentiate persons of high resilience from those of low resilience.