Can't quite commit: rumination and uncertainty.

  title={Can't quite commit: rumination and uncertainty.},
  author={Andrew Ward and Sonja Lyubomirsky and Lorie Sousa and Susan Nolen-Hoeksema},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  volume={29 1},
Why do some individuals persist in self-destructive rumination? Two studies investigated the relation between a ruminative response style and the reluctance to initiate instrumental behavior. In Study 1, ruminators were compared to nonruminators regarding their evaluation of a self-generated plan to revise their university housing system and, in Study 2, concerning their plan to redesign the undergraduate curriculum. In both studies, on relevant composite measures, ruminators expressed less… CONTINUE READING

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