A mediational model of trait negative affectivity, dispositional thought suppression, and intrusive thoughts following laboratory stressors.

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Journal Article

Two studies examined the relationships among trait negative affectivity, dispositional thought suppression, and intrusions in non-clinical samples. In Study 1 (N=87), participants were presented with a series of emotionally evocative images and intrusions were examined 48 h after presentation via self-report. In Study 2 (N=118), intrusions were examined using a behavioral Key-press and self-report at two time points (5 and 20 min) following exposure to a series of emotionally evocative images. In each study, participants were assessed for trait negative affectivity and the tendency to engage in thought suppression in response to unpleasant cognitions. Results from both studies support a model in which chronic thought suppression fully mediates the relationship between negative affectivity and the frequency of intrusions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lynch, TR; Schneider, KG; Rosenthal, MZ; Cheavens, JS

Published Date

  • April 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 749 - 761

PubMed ID

  • 16934744

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16934744

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0005-7967

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.brat.2006.06.009

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • England