Cognitive reactivity and vulnerability: empirical evaluation of construct activation and cognitive diatheses in unipolar depression.

@article{Scher2005CognitiveRA,
  title={Cognitive reactivity and vulnerability: empirical evaluation of construct activation and cognitive diatheses in unipolar depression.},
  author={Christine D. Scher and Rick E. Ingram and Zindel V. Segal},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  year={2005},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={487-510}
}
Cognitive vulnerability is a central concept in cognitive theories of unipolar depression. This idea suggests that negative cognitive factors emerge during stressful situations, and that this cognitive reactivity is critical for the onset, relapse, and recurrence of depression. The number of empirical investigations that model the diathesis-stress nature of cognitive reactivity has substantially increased within the last decade. This review examines this literature, with a focus on priming and… CONTINUE READING
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