Effects of self-focused rumination on negative thinking and interpersonal problem solving.

@article{Lyubomirsky1995EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of self-focused rumination on negative thinking and interpersonal problem solving.},
  author={Sonja Lyubomirsky and Susan Nolen-Hoeksema},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1995},
  volume={69 1},
  pages={
          176-90
        }
}
Hypotheses about the effects of self-focused rumination on interpretations of events and interpersonal problem solving were tested in 3 studies with dysphoric and nondysphoric participants. Study 1 supported the hypothesis that dysphoric participants induced to ruminatively self-focus on their feelings and personal characteristics would endorse more negative, biased interpretations of hypothetical situations than dysphoric participants induced to distract themselves from their mood, or… CONTINUE READING

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