Criticizing and reassuring oneself: An exploration of forms, styles and reasons in female students.

  title={Criticizing and reassuring oneself: An exploration of forms, styles and reasons in female students.},
  author={Paul Gilbert and Martin Clarke and Susanne Hempel and Jeremy Miles and Chris Irons},
  journal={The British journal of clinical psychology},
  volume={43 Pt 1},
OBJECTIVES Self-critical people, compared with those who self-reassure, are at increased risk of psychopathology. However, there has been little work on the different forms and functions of these self-experiences. This study developed two self-report scales to measure forms and functions of self-criticism and self-reassurance and explore their relationship to depression. METHODS A self-report scale measuring forms of self-criticism and self-reassuring, and a scale measuring possible functions… 

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