Negative cognition in depression : a test of its validity by means of contruct accessibility

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dc.contributor.advisor Whaley, Mitchell H., 1955- en_US
dc.contributor.author Yang, Joong-Nam en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:35:16Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:35:16Z
dc.date.created 1990 en_US
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1990 .Y3 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/183922
dc.description.abstract This thesis was designed to examine two issues concerning negative cognition in depression: whether a negative schema is a characteristic of depressed people, and if so, whether it is a temporary state or an enduring trait. Previous research has reported mixed findings on both issues. A negative schema was defined as the negativity of an individual's chronically accessible constructs. A positive relationship between negative construct accessibility and depression , and between negative construct accessibility and vulnerability to depression was predicted. The relationship between negative construct accessibility and vulnerability to depression controlling for depression was also examined. Subjects completed a construct accessibility measure, the Beck Depression Inventory, the Dysfunctional Attitude Scale, and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. The results indicated that the relationship between negative construct accessibility and depression was modified either by anxiety alone or by gender and vulnerability to depression. The relationship between negative construct accessibility and vulnerability to depression was modified by gender and depression. These results suggest that under certain conditions a negative schema is a temporary state in depressed individuals. Implications for future research are discussed.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Psychological Science
dc.format.extent iv, 84 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Depression, Mental. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cognition. en_US
dc.title Negative cognition in depression : a test of its validity by means of contruct accessibility en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/722169 en_US


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