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Depressive thinking: shifts in construct accessibility or in schematic mental models?

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Alternative explanations for depression-related changes in thinking were examined. Forty-one depressed patients and 40 controls completed sentence stems involving social approval or personal achievement such as "If I could always be right then others would __ me." The view that depressive thinking primarily reflects a generalized increase in accessibility of negative constructs predicts patients will give more negative completions (e.g., "dislike"). Alternatively, depression could affect the ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of abnormal psychology
Volume:
104
Issue:
3
Pages:
500-507
Publication date:
1995-08-01
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EISSN:
1939-1846
ISSN:
0021-843X
Source identifiers:
314519
Language:
English
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pubs:314519
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uuid:7069a3b9-4b85-4067-a37c-836961fdc0d1
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pubs:314519
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2012-12-19

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