Impact of rumination versus distraction on anxiety and maladaptive self-beliefs in socially anxious individuals.

@article{Wong2009ImpactOR,
  title={Impact of rumination versus distraction on anxiety and maladaptive self-beliefs in socially anxious individuals.},
  author={Quincy J. J. Wong and Michelle L. Moulds},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 10},
  pages={861-7}
}
A large body of experimental evidence has demonstrated the adverse effects of rumination on depressive mood and cognitions. In contrast, while prominent models of social phobia (Clark & Wells, 1995; Rapee & Heimberg, 1997) have proposed rumination as a key maintaining factor, the effects of rumination in social anxiety have not been extensively explored. In a sample of (N = 93) undergraduates, this study investigated the impact of rumination versus distraction following a social-evaluative task… CONTINUE READING

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