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Title: P002/Mexico: A global test of brief reappraisal interventions on emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic
Other Titles: PSA COVID-19 Rapid Project 002
Authors: Wang, Ke
Goldenberg, Amit
Dorison, Charles
Miller, Jeremy
Lerner, Jennifer
Gross, James
Psychological Science Accelerator
Issue Date: Jun-2020
Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic is increasing negative emotions and decreasing positive emotions globally. Left unchecked, these emotional changes may have a wide array of adverse impacts. To reduce negative emotions and increase positive emotions, we will examine the impact of reappraisal, a widely studied and highly effective form of emotion regulation. Participants from 55 countries (expected N = 25,448) will be randomly assigned to one of two brief reappraisal interventions (reconstrual or repurposing), an active control condition, or a passive control condition. We predict that both reappraisal interventions will reduce negative emotions and increase positive emotions relative to the control conditions. We further predict that reconstrual will decrease negative emotions more than repurposing, and that repurposing will increase positive emotions more than reconstrual. We hope to inform efforts to create a scalable intervention for use around the world to build resilience during the pandemic and beyond.
In view of the pandemic, the PSA has called for rapid and impactful study proposals on COVID-19. Three studies have been selected to be conducted in several countries. This is the pre-registration plan for data collection of the project PSA COVID-19 Rapid Project 002 in Mexico.
Citation: Wang, K., Goldenberg, A., Dorison, C., Miller, J., Lerner, J., Gross, J., & Psychological Science Accelerator. (2020). P002/Mexico: A global test of brief reappraisal interventions on emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Leibniz Institut für Psychologische Information und Dokumentation (ZPID).
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