Beliefs about emotions as a metacognitive construct: initial development of a self-report questionnaire measure and preliminary investigation in relation to emotion regulation.

@article{Manser2012BeliefsAE,
  title={Beliefs about emotions as a metacognitive construct: initial development of a self-report questionnaire measure and preliminary investigation in relation to emotion regulation.},
  author={Rachel Manser and Myra J. Cooper and Jo Trefusis},
  journal={Clinical psychology & psychotherapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={235-46}
}
Metacognitive theory, amongst other theories, gives an important role to beliefs about mental states, including beliefs about emotions, in the maintenance of distress. Mentalization theory as well as the dialectical behaviour therapy and emotion-focused therapy literature specifies particular beliefs thought to be related to emotion dysregulation and therefore to a label of borderline personality disorder. The current study aimed to develop a questionnaire to measure the beliefs about emotions… CONTINUE READING

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