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Feeling happy when feeling down: The effectiveness of positive mental imagery in dysphoria

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Mental imagery can evoke strong emotional responses, but imagery perspective can influence the response, with observer perspective reducing emotionality. This is important provided that positive imagery can be an effective mood repairing strategy in healthy individuals. However, (sub-clinical) depressed individuals tend to spontaneously adopt an observer perspective. We investigated whether positive imagery would result in a similar emotional response in...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1016/j.jbtep.2017.05.008

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
Vanlessen, N More by this author
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ORCID:
0000-0001-6781-4808
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry Journal website
Volume:
57
Pages:
156-162
Publication date:
2017-05-31
Acceptance date:
2017-05-28
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-7943
ISSN:
0005-7916
Pubs id:
pubs:700616
URN:
uri:c7570746-ee76-42b1-a520-acc53ed905c9
UUID:
uuid:c7570746-ee76-42b1-a520-acc53ed905c9
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pubs:700616

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