Depression. Clinical, experimental and theoretical aspectsPast research has suggested that mild and moderate depression are associated with increased attributional processing and a tendency to make complex attributions involving two or more causes. The present research tested the hypothesis that depression and low self-esteem are associated with a tendency to make attributions to multiple causes when faced with life problems. The results were used to demonstrate that the tendency to make multiple attributions for specific life problems accounts for unique variance in depression and self-esteem scores, even after removing variance due to general attributional style. The findings are discussed with reference to the need for multidimensional models of attribution in depression and attributional retraining efforts to include an emphasis on individual differences in the number of multiple attributions made by people. This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access. Abramson, L.
Depression, self-esteem, and complex attributions for life problems
New York: Lyle Stuart, S. Depression and general psychopathology in university students. Print book : English View all editions and formats.You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Rush, A. Wade, T. Hammen, C.
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Beck also observed exprimental depressed patients made certain logical errors-among them overgeneralization, and selective abstraction, 23- Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Journal of Abnormal Psyc.
Foundations of Cognitive Therapy pp Cite as. The cognitive model of depression originated in a series of studies of clinical depression conducted by Beck in the late s. Although these studies arose from the desire to secure empirical evidence in support of psychoanalytic theories of depression, the psychoanalytic model proved difficult to confirm empirically. Beck also observed that depressed patients made certain logical errors—among them overgeneralization, arbitrary inference, and selective abstraction. Beck concluded that the negative thinking typical of the depressed patient—his negative bias in interpreting events—might underlie his depressed moods.
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Cognitive Therapy and Research, and causal attributions among university students, 9? Causal chains: Attribution of responsibility as a function of immediate and prior causes. Depressi.
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