Larry J. Varner

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This article reports the construction and empirical evaluation of the English adaptation of the Mainz Coping Inventory (MCI). The MCI, which is based on the model of coping modes (Krohne, 1993), is organized as a stimulus–response inventory and contains two subtests. Eight fictitious situations are presented to the participants. Four of these situations(More)
The authors investigated the effects of experimentally induced mood states on the identification of contradictions in text passages and ratings of comprehension in 3 experiments. Mood impaired comprehension in college students across a variety of passages, as evidenced by a depressive impairment in contradiction identification and an increased number of(More)
This research proposes that the cognitive activity associated with the experience of an emotional state mediates the occurrence of mood-congruent processing. Two experiments examined the role of cognitive activity in selective processing of words in a mood congruence paradigm. Four induction procedures were used: a depressed-mood induction, a schema(More)
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