Catastrophic worrying as a function of changes in problem-solving confidence

@article{Davey2005CatastrophicWA,
  title={Catastrophic worrying as a function of changes in problem-solving confidence},
  author={Graham C. L. Davey and Michael Jubb and Catherine M Cameron},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={20},
  pages={333-344}
}
This study investigated whether experimentally manipulating problem-solving confidence had a causal influence on subsequent catastrophic worrying. While attempting to provide solutions to some real-life problem scenarios, subjects were given false feedback on their performance which suggested that their solutions were either very poor or very good. Subjects who experienced the procedure designed to decrease problem-solving confidence showed significantly lower self-ratings of problem-solving… CONTINUE READING