Gendolla, Guido H. E.; Abele, Andrea E.; Andrei, Andrea; Spurk, Daniel; Richter, Michael (2005). Negative mood, self-focused attention, and the experience of physical symptoms: the joint impact hypothesis. Emotion, 5(2), pp. 131-144. American Psychological Association 10.1037/1528-3518.104.22.168
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A joint impact hypothesis on symptom experience is introduced that specifies the role of negative mood and self-focus, which have been considered independently in previous research. Accordingly, negative affect only promotes symptom experience when people simultaneously focus their attention on the self. One correlational study and 4 experiments supported this prediction: Only negative mood combined with self-focus facilitated the experience (see the self-reports in Studies 1, 2a, & 2b) and the accessibility (lexical decisions, Stroop task in Studies 3 & 4) of physical symptoms, whereas neither positive mood nor negative mood without self-focus did. Furthermore, the joint impact of negative mood and self-focused attention on momentary symptom experience remained significant after controlling for the influence of dispositional symptom reporting and neuroticism.
|Item Type:||Journal Article (Original Article)|
|Division/Institute:||07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology, Perception and Methodology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Experimental Psychology and Neuropsychology
|UniBE Contributor:||Spurk, Daniel|
|Subjects:||100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology|
|Publisher:||American Psychological Association|
|Submitter:||Daniel Michael Spurk|
|Date Deposited:||01 Apr 2015 17:42|
|Last Modified:||01 Apr 2015 17:42|