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Fishing for happiness: The effects of generating positive imagery on mood and behaviour

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Experimental evidence using picture-word cues has shown that generating mental imagery has a causal impact on emotion, at least for images prompted by negative or benign stimuli. It remains unclear whether this finding extends to overtly positive stimuli and whether generating positive imagery can increase positive affect in people with dysphoria. Dysphoric participants were assigned to one of three conditions, and given instructions to generate mental images in response to picture-word cues ...

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10.1016/j.brat.2011.10.003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Behaviour Research and Therapy
Volume:
49
Issue:
12
Pages:
885-891
Publication date:
2011-12-01
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EISSN:
1873-622X
ISSN:
0005-7967
Source identifiers:
387391
Language:
English
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pubs:387391
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2013-11-16

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