An Experimental Test of a Cognitive Defusion Exercise: Coping with Negative and Positive Self-Statements.

@inproceedings{Healy2008AnET,
  title={An Experimental Test of a Cognitive Defusion Exercise: Coping with Negative and Positive Self-Statements.},
  author={Hilary-Anne Healy and Yvonne Barnes-Holmes and Claire Keogh and Carmen Luciano and Kelly Wilson},
  year={2008}
}
This study investigated the impact of defusion on a nonclinical sample (n = 60) in the context of negative (e.g., “I am a bad person”) and positive (e.g., “I am whole”) self-statements. Participants were assigned to one of three experimental conditions (Pro-Defusion, Anti-Defusion, and Neutral) that manipulated instructions about the impact of a defusion strategy. Defusion was also manipulated through the visual presentation of the self-statements, with each presented in three formats (Normal… CONTINUE READING
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