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Relationship between cognitive avoidant coping and changes in overgeneral autobiographical memory retrieval following an acute stressor.

Abstract:

According to the functional avoidance hypothesis, overgeneral autobiographical memory, the tendency to retrieve personal memories in a less specific format, might serve an affect-regulating function. Reducing the specificity of memories of negative events may prevent individuals from re-experiencing the associated painful emotions. This cognitive avoidance strategy might not only be employed by depressed and traumatized patients, but also by healthy individuals. In the present study we tested...

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10.1016/j.jbtep.2011.04.002

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Journal:
Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry
Volume:
43 Suppl 1
Pages:
S37-S42
Publication date:
2012-12-05
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EISSN:
1873-7943
ISSN:
0005-7916
URN:
uuid:e482905c-3daa-4e09-83d2-39ac2d63f48e
Source identifiers:
149803
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pubs:149803

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