Self-perpetuating properties of dysphoric rumination.

  title={Self-perpetuating properties of dysphoric rumination.},
  author={Sonja Lyubomirsky and Susan Nolen-Hoeksema},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={65 2},
Hypotheses about the self-perpetuating properties of ruminative responses to depressed mood were tested in 2 laboratory studies and 2 questionnaire studies with dysphoric and nondysphoric Ss. Studies 1 and 2 supported the hypothesis that dysphorics induced to engage in self-focused rumination would report reduced willingness to engage in pleasant, distracting activities that could lift their moods, even if they believed they would enjoy such activities. Studies 3 and 4 confirmed the hypothesis… CONTINUE READING
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