Idle minds are the devil's tools? Coping, depressed mood and divergent thinking in older adults

  title={Idle minds are the devil's tools? Coping, depressed mood and divergent thinking in older adults},
  author={Juan Carlos M{\'e}lendez and Vicente Alfonso-Benlliure and Teresa Mayordomo},
  journal={Aging \& Mental Health},
  pages={1606 - 1613}
ABSTRACT Objectives: The main aim was to test a causal relations model of the problem-focused and emotion-focused coping styles, depressed mood, and divergent thinking (DT) in older adults. It was hypothesized that both forms of coping would have a significant effect on predicting depressed mood, and that problem-focused coping and depressed mood would have a significant effect on DT. Method: Participants were 135 subjects with ages ranging between 55 and 84 years old, who took part in a… Expand
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