Passion and Psychological Well-Being
Evidence reveals that harmonious passion may positively contribute to psychological adjustment through its impact on situational positive affect. Obsessive passion, on the other hand, does not contribute to psychological adjustment and may even detract from it through rigid persistence in ill-advised activities such as gambling.
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