Harmonious passion

Harmony in life correlates with well-being[10]. Harmonious passion leads to repeated positive experiences[4][9] that facilitates sustainable psychological well-being[3][5][7][8] while preventing the experience of negative affect, psychological conflict, and ill-being. Obsessions, or passion gone too far, on the other hand facilitate negative affect, conflict with other life activities, and psychological ill-being[2][6].

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My passions does not keep me from living a healthy lifestyle.
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      • [1] Mageau GA, Vallerand RJ, Charest J, Salvy S-J, Lacaille N, Bouffard T, Koestner R: On the development of harmonious and obsessive passion: The role of autonomy support, activity valuation, and identity processes. Journal of Personality 2009, 77: 601–645. 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2009.00559.x
      • [2] Philippe F, Vallerand RJ: Prevalence rates of gambling problems in Montreal, Canada: A look at old adults and the role of passion. Journal of Gambling Studies 2007, 23: 275–283. 10.1007/s10899-006-9038-0
      • [3] Philippe FL, Vallerand RJ, Houlfort N, Lavigne G, Donahue EG: Passion for an activity and quality of interpersonal relationships: The mediating role of positive and negative emotions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 2010, 98: 917–932.
      • [4] Lafrenière M-AK, St-Louis A, Vallerand RJ: The role of passion and success/failure experiences in life satisfaction. Self and Identity, in press.
      • [5] Philippe F, Vallerand RJ, Lavigne G: Passion does make a difference in people's lives: A look at well-being in passionate and non-passionate individuals. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being 2009, 1: 3–22. 10.1111/j.1758-0854.2008.01003.x
      • [6] Ratelle CF, Vallerand RJ, Mageau GA, Rousseau FL, Provencher P: When passion leads to problematic outcomes: A look at gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies 2004, 20: 105–119.
      • [7] Rousseau FL, Vallerand RJ: An examination of the relationship between passion and subjective well-being in older adults. International Journal of Aging and Human Development 2008, 66: 195–211. 10.2190/AG.66.3.b View
      • [8] Ryan RM, Frederick C: On energy, personality, and health: Subjective vitality as a dynamic reflection of well-being. Journal of Personality 1997, 65: 529–565. 10.1111/j.1467-6494.1997.tb00326.x View
      • [9] Vallerand RJ, Salvy SJ, Mageau GA, Elliot AJ, Denis P, Grouzet FME, Blanchard CB: On the role of passion in performance. Journal of Personality 2007, 75: 505–534. 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2007.00447.x View
      • [10] Kjell O, Daukantaite D, Hefferon K, Sikström S. 2015. The harmony in life scale complements the satisfaction with life scale: expanding the conceptualization of the cognitive component of subjective well-being. Social Indicators Research 1-27
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