Why, why, why?: Reason-giving and rumination as predictors of response to activation- and insight-oriented treatment rationales.

@article{Addis1999WhyWW,
  title={Why, why, why?: Reason-giving and rumination as predictors of response to activation- and insight-oriented treatment rationales.},
  author={Michael E. Addis and Kim Carpenter},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  year={1999},
  volume={55 7},
  pages={881-94}
}
This study examines the relationships among the reasons a person offers for depression, the tendency to ruminate in response to depression, and reactions to activation-oriented (AO) or insight-oriented (IO) treatment rationales. Adults from the community (N=51) completed self-report measures of reason-giving and rumination and rated the credibility of, and personal reactions to, AO and IO rationales presented in written and videotape formats. Participants who gave more reasons for depression… CONTINUE READING

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