The process of psychological adjustment to breast cancer was examined at diagnosis and at 3- and 6-month follow-ups in a sample of 80 women with Stage I-Stage IV breast cancer. At diagnosis, symptoms of anxiety/depression were predicted by low dispositional optimism, and this path was partially mediated by use of emotion-focused disengagement coping.… (More)
interaction of copin g an d control did not predict anxiety/depression symptom s 4 m onths later‚ after con trolling for in itial anxiety/depression sym ptom s. Im plications for adaptive coping with cancer are highlighted.
Previous research has established that elderly adults can exhibit impaired memory for the source of newly acquired facts even when levels of fact recall in old and young do not differ. However, source memory impairments have been observed only under conditions of many-to-1 mapping: A large number of facts are related to either of 2 sources. It is thus… (More)
depression, w as rep licated cross-sectionally, but not prosp ectively. A djustme nt to breast cance r is be st viewed as a process of adaptation that involve s the comple x inte raction of the characte ristics of cance r and its tre atme nt, cognitive appraisals, and coping e fforts. Changing demands of the stre ss of bre ast cance r include shock of the… (More)
Previous research has shown that elderly adults often exhibit intact priming effects on visual implicit memory tests, but little is known about auditory priming and ageing. We examined priming effects on auditory stem-completion and filter identification tasks in older and younger adults. Young subjects showed more priming when speaker's voice was the same… (More)