Rethinking Rumination

  title={Rethinking Rumination},
  author={Susan Nolen-Hoeksema and Blair E. Wisco and Sonja Lyubomirsky},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={400 - 424}
The response styles theory (Nolen-Hoeksema, 1991) was proposed to explain the insidious relationship between rumination and depression. We review the aspects of the response styles theory that have been well-supported, including evidence that rumination exacerbates depression, enhances negative thinking, impairs problem solving, interferes with instrumental behavior, and erodes social support. Next, we address contradictory and new findings. Specifically, rumination appears to more consistently… 

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