Self-focused attention and negative affect: a meta-analysis.

  title={Self-focused attention and negative affect: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Nilly Mor and Jennifer R. Winquist},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={128 4},
This meta-analysis synthesized 226 effect sizes reflecting the relation between self-focused attention and negative affect (depression, anxiety, negative mood). The results demonstrate the multifaceted nature of self-focused attention and elucidate major controversies in the field. Overall, self-focus was associated with negative affect. Several moderators qualified this relationship. Self-focus and negative affect were more strongly related in clinical and female-dominated samples. Rumination… Expand
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