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Developing interpretation bias modification as a "cognitive vaccine" for depressed mood: imagining positive events makes you feel better than thinking about them verbally.

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Two interpretation bias modification experiments found that mental imagery vs. verbal processing of positive material have differential emotional effects. In Experiment 1, participants were instructed to imagine positively resolved auditory descriptions or to listen to the same events while thinking about their verbal meaning. Increases in positive mood and bias were greater in the imagery than in the verbal condition, replicating E. A. Holmes, A. Mathews, T. Dalgleish, and B. Mackintosh (200...

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Publisher copy:
10.1037/a0012590
Journal:
Journal of abnormal psychology More from this journal
Volume:
118
Issue:
1
Pages:
76-88
Publication date:
2009-02-01
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EISSN:
1939-1846
ISSN:
0021-843X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:94550
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uuid:f533977f-2452-4ea1-aebb-6fb2b65b462a
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pubs:94550
Source identifiers:
94550
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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