Counterfactual thinking and depression

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dc.contributor.advisor Dixon, David N. en_US
dc.contributor.author Coffman, Jami L. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:36:58Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:36:58Z
dc.date.created 1995 en_US
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1995 .C6 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185181
dc.description.abstract This study explored the relationship between counterfactual thinking and depressive self-schemata. Specifically, the effect of depression on the focus, direction, and action versus inaction of counterfactual thoughts was studied. It was found that the positive and negative outcome events containing action resulted in a greater range of affect (regret and joy) for the depressed group, and positive and negative outcome events with inaction resulted in greater affect (regret and joy) for the nondepressed group. The depressed and nondepressed groups did not differ in their focus on the self or other within their counterfactual thoughts in response to a positive or negative eventAlso, no differences between the depressed and nondepressed groups use of upward and downward counterfactual thoughts were found.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
dc.format.extent vi, 42 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Depression, Mental. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Perception. en_US
dc.title Counterfactual thinking and depression en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/941713 en_US


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