Depression and internal versus external focus of attention

  title={Depression and internal versus external focus of attention},
  author={Rick E. Ingram and Timothy D Smith},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
Recent research has indicated that attentional processes may be an important mediator of several depressive phenomena. Specifically, it was hypothesized that depressed individuals demonstrate a tendency to self-focus their attention. Two studies were conducted to examine this relationship. In Study 1, a replication of earlier research demonstrating a relationship between depression and the dispositional tendency to self-focus attention was obtained using three different samples. In Study 2… CONTINUE READING

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