The Effects of Rumination and Distraction Tasks on Psychophysiological Responses and Mood in Dysphoric and Nondysphoric Individuals

@article{Vickers2004TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Rumination and Distraction Tasks on Psychophysiological Responses and Mood in Dysphoric and Nondysphoric Individuals},
  author={Kristin Vickers and Nancy D. Vogeltanz-Holm},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={27},
  pages={331-348}
}
Prior experimental manipulations of ruminative and distractive response style have not included psychophysiological measures or investigated the statistical relation between rumination and the conceptually-related constructs of worry and neuroticism. Dysphoric (n =84) and nondysphoric participants (n =86) were randomly assigned to either a rumination task (i.e., self-focused attention) or a distraction task. Results supported prior findings that distraction and rumination differentially impact… CONTINUE READING