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Dysphoric mood states are related to sensitivity to temporal changes in contingency

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A controversial finding in the field of causal learning is that mood contributes to the accuracy of perceptions of uncorrelated relationships. When asked to report the degree of control between an action and its outcome, people with dysphoria or depression are claimed to be more realistic in reporting non-contingency (e.g., Alloy and Abramson, 1979). The strongest evidence for this depressive realism (DR) effect is derived from data collected with experimental procedures in which the dependen...

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10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00368

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University of Oxford
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Frontiers Media S.A. Publisher's website
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Frontiers in Psychology Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
SEP
Article number:
368
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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1664-1078
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354918
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English
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2013-09-26

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