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Chancellor et al., 2015: Recalling positive events through writing increased happiness and work efficiency among Japenese employees

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Chancellor, J., Layous, K., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2015). Recalling positive events at work makes employees feel happier, move more, but interact less: A 6-week randomized controlled intervention at a Japanese workplace. Journal of Happiness Studies, 16(4), 871-887.
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Summary:

Employees at a Japanese engineering firm spent 10 minutes per week for 6 weeks writing about three things that went well at work during the previous week and their feelings about what went well. As compared to control participants who outlined work tasks, participants in the treatment condition reported greater happiness and moved more at work but, especially if they put more effort into the treatment task, interacted less with others.

Psychological Process:

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

Selves (My Own and Others')

Psychological Question Addressed

Do I think and feel positively about myself?

Psychological Process 2:

Need

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What About it?

Approach to Desired Meaning

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Process 3:

Need

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Do I think and feel positively about myself?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018