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Self-efficacy: Toward a unifying theory of behavioural change?
Abstract 1. 1. Bandura presents the concept of efficacy expectations ambiguously; at times they are discussed as if they include action-outcome expectations, at other times they are contrasted as
Learned helplessness in humans: critique and reformulation.
According to the reformulation, once people perceive noncontingency, they attribute their helplessness to a cause and this cause can be stable or unstable, global or specific, and internal or external.
Prevention of relapse/recurrence in major depression by mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.
This study evaluated mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), a group intervention designed to train recovered recurrently depressed patients to disengage from dysphoria-activated depressogenic
Metacognitive awareness and prevention of relapse in depression: empirical evidence.
Metacognitive awareness is a cognitive set in which negative thoughts/feelings are experienced as mental events, rather than as the self. The authors hypothesized that (a) reduced metacognitive
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression: replication and exploration of differential relapse prevention effects.
  • S. H. Ma, J. Teasdale
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of consulting and clinical psychology
  • 1 February 2004
MBCT is an effective and efficient way to prevent relapse/recurrence in recovered depressed patients with 3 or more previous episodes and in patients with only 2 episodes, suggesting that these groups represented distinct populations.
How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?
MBCT's treatment effects are mediated by augmented self-compassion and mindfulness, along with a decoupling of the relationship between reactivity of depressive thinking and poor outcome, and/or by alterations in post-treatment cognitive reactivity.
Initial psychometric properties of the experiences questionnaire: validation of a self-report measure of decentering.
The factor structure of the EQ was replicated in a clinical sample of individuals in remission from depression, and the decentering factor evidenced a negative relationship to concurrent levels of depression symptoms.
How does cognitive therapy prevent depressive relapse and why should attentional control (mindfulness) training help?
An information-processing analysis of depressive maintenance and relapse is used to define the requirements for effective prevention, and to propose mechanisms through which cognitive therapy achieves its prophylactic effects.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A New Approach to Preventing Relapse
Kabat-Zinn, Foreword. Part I: The Challenge of Depression. Introduction. Depression: The Scope of the Problem. Cognition, Mood, and the Nature of Depressive Relapse. Developing Mindfulness-Based
Emotional processing, three modes of mind and the prevention of relapse in depression.
  • J. Teasdale
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Behaviour research and therapy
  • 1 July 1999
This analysis suggests a further strategy to prevent relapse by teaching recovered depressed patients skills to switch processing modes by intentional redeployment of attention, and a recent trial of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy support the effectiveness of this novel alternative strategy.