Comfort and discomfort effects over time: the sweetness of discomfort and the pleasure towards of the end

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Abstract

In this paper the influence of effects over time on comfort and discomfort are studied. The principle of the the sweetness of discomfort at the beginning and the pleasure towards of the end is studied. An unpleasant
experience could make a person more aware of the comfort in the next event: the sweetness of discomfort. In this paper literature has been found that supports this phenomenon.
Also, near the end of an event the expectation of what will happen could influence the comfort or discomfort. The hypothesis is that a situation with discomfort could result in less discomfort near the end due to the fact that the participant becomes aware of the fact that the situation will end soon. A secondary analysis of six studies where comfort in time is studied showed some support for the hypothesis. Three studies show a reduction in discomfort near the end, the others were difficult to interpret. Further research is needed to affirm the hypothesis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 1st International Comfort Congress
Place of PublicationSalerno, Italy
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event1st International Comfort Congress - Salerno, Italy
Duration: 7 Jun 20178 Jun 2017

Conference

Conference1st International Comfort Congress
CountryItaly
CitySalerno
Period7/06/178/06/17

Keywords

  • Comfort
  • Time
  • Sweetness of discomfort
  • Experience

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