Dysphoric Rumination Impairs Concentration on Academic Tasks

  title={Dysphoric Rumination Impairs Concentration on Academic Tasks},
  author={Sonja Lyubomirsky and Fazilet Kasri and Keri Zehm},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
Three studies investigated the effects of dysphoric rumination on concentration during 3 academic tasks—reading a passage from the GRE (Study 1), watching a videotaped lecture (Study 2), and proofreading written text (Study 3). Before performing these tasks, dysphoric and nondysphoric students were induced either to ruminate about themselves or to distract themselves by focusing on neutral images (all three studies) or by planning an event (Study 1). The results supported our hypothesis that… 

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