The emotional health appears to increase with age
The stereotype of grumpy old people don’t seem to stand up to close scrutiny. Results of a recent study show that older persons are generally emotionally stable, what puts you in the position to stand up better to the temptations of daily life. The emotional health and its regulation seems to be improving with age.
In the current investigation of the Duke, and Vanderbilt University, it was found that older people nowadays are generally emotionally healthier, and the daily temptations of everyday life, better able to resist. The results of the study were published in the English journal “Emotion”.
Participants were repeatedly questioned on the day
For the new study, a total of 123 were contacted participants over the age of 20 to 80 years ten days three times on your phone and interviewed. They were asked to eight emotional States of a rating on a Five-point scale to Express. These included: satisfaction, enthusiasm, relaxation, and inertia, for example.
Desires and temptations were given
In addition, they were asked whether they at the time of the survey, some Specific desire, including food or alcohol, cigarettes, social media, shopping, talking with someone, having Sex, sleeping or work. The Participants were able to specify three wishes at once.
General well-being was determined
The Participants were also evaluated according to a standard measure of global life satisfaction, which is your General sense of well being regardless of the current moods certain.
Facilitates increasing age we have temptations to resist?
The researchers were trying to figure out how positive or negative emotions and the ability to temptations, with age, can change. So, they found that older people were more stable in their emotions. It was also found that age is a stronger predictor than the emotional state, when it comes, to resist temptation.
Older people try to your well-being optinmieren
Older people seem to focus on the present, they try to maximize every day of your well-being. With other words: you want to feel as good as possible, report the researchers.
Advantages of the interview over the phone
The results of the study reflect the real-life conditions better, because the Participants were asked about their mobile phone in their own environment, rather than react in a laboratory environment on any of these Tests. Older people can regulate their emotional state better, if it allows you to do what you want, explain the researchers more.
Protects satisfaction in life against temptation?
The results of the study show that people who make more negative experiences, worse are temptations and Wishes. Younger participants of the study who had a higher level of life satisfaction, were better able to resist upcoming temptations. Older adults, however, were in a better position to stand, regardless of their life satisfaction emerging temptations. (as)