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Don't Dwell on it: The impact of rumination on emotional sensitivity

Johnston, L., Carter, J. and Mclellan, T. (2011) Don't Dwell on it: The impact of rumination on emotional sensitivity. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 30 (5). pp. 506-530.

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The relationship between level of depressive symptoms, ruminative response style and sensitivity to facial expressions of emotion was investigated among female university students. Participants were able to distinguish between facial expressions (of happiness and sadness) that were and were not associated with experience of a corresponding affective state. For sadness, there was a negative relationship between rumination and emotion sensitivity, and a positive relationship between rumination and bias. Results are discussed in terms of the influence of individual differences on sensitivity to the emotional state of interaction partners.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Guilford Press Periodicals
Copyright: © 2011 Guilford Publications Inc.
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