Passion and Cognitive Processes
Results show that the two types of passion lead to different cognitive functioning, with harmonious passion leading to the most adaptive (e.g., higher level of concentration and experience of flow) and obsessive passion to the least adaptive (e.g., rumination and poor decision-making) types of cognitive processes.
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