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An evolutionary approach to emotion in mental health with a focus on affiliative emotions
Emotions evolved to guide animals in pursuing specific motives and goals (e.g., to find food, avoid harm, seek out sexual partners, rear offspring). They function as short-term alertors and regulators of behaviour and can ...
Attitudes towards mental health problems scale: Confirmatory factor analysis and validation in the Portuguese population
Several studies about stigmatization and shame toward mental health problems have contributed to minimizing the impact of these negative attitudes on people diagnosed with mental illnesses, on their families and on their ...
Affiliative and prosocial motives and emotions in mental health.
This paper argues that studies of mental health and wellbeing can be contextualized within an evolutionary approach that highlights the coregulating processes of emotions and motives. In particular, it suggests that, ...
Practical compassions: repertoires of practice and compassion talk in acute mental healthcare.
This article reports an exploratory study of the concept of compassion in the work of 20 mental health practitioners in a UK Midlands facility. Using notions of practice derived from phenomenology and Bourdieusian sociology ...
The Language of Compassion in Acute Mental Health Care
In this article we examine the language of compassion in acute mental health care in the United Kingdom. Compassion is commonly defined as being sensitive to the suffering of others and showing a commitment to relieve it, ...