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dc.contributor.authorWatkins, E.Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorMoberly, Nicholas J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMoulds, MLen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-01T13:53:09Zen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-20T14:55:49Z
dc.date.issued2011-11en_GB
dc.description.abstractResearch in healthy controls has found that mood influences cognitive processing via level-of-construal: happy moods are associated with global and abstract processing; sad moods are associated with local and concrete processing. However, this pattern seems inconsistent with the high level of abstract processing observed in depressed patients, leading Watkins (2008) to hypothesize that the association between mood and construal level is impaired in depression. We tested this hypothesis by measuring level-of-construal on the Behavioral Identification Form after happy and sad mood inductions in never-depressed controls and currently depressed patients. Participants used increasingly concrete construals as they became sadder, but this effect was moderated by depression status. Consistent with Watkins’ (2008) hypothesis, increases in sad mood were associated with shifts towards the use of more concrete construals in never-depressed individuals, but not in depressed patients. These findings suggest that the putatively adaptive association between sad mood and level-of-construal is impaired in major depression.en_GB
dc.identifier.citationCognition and Emotion, 2011, 25(7), 1214-1227en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10036/3520en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/loi/pcem20en_GB
dc.subjectIdentificationen_GB
dc.subjectConcreteen_GB
dc.subjectAbstracten_GB
dc.subjectMooden_GB
dc.subjectDepresseden_GB
dc.titleWhen the Ends Outweigh the Means: Mood and Level-of-construal in Depressionen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.date.available2012-05-01T13:53:09Zen_GB
dc.date.available2013-03-20T14:55:49Z
pubs.declined2012-10-02T13:12:53.0+0100
dc.descriptionThis is a postprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in Cognition and Emotion © 2011 Copyright Taylor & Francis; Cognition and Emotion is available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/pcem20en_GB
dc.identifier.journalCognition and Emotionen_GB


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