ERIC Number: ED192240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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Content, Imagery, Social Desirability, & Emotionality Ratings for Depressed & Nondepressed Personal Adjectives.
Derry, Paul A.; Kuiper, Nicholas A.
Recent studies have suggested that depressives process personal information in a biased and negative self-referential manner. Normative ratings on a variety of "depressed" and "nondepressed" adjectives were obtained to investigate the exact nature of information processing in depressives. Subjects rated adjectives on depressive content, imagery, social desirability, and emotionality. Two groups of words emerged from this study, differing significantly in depressive-content but equivalent in imagery word-frequency, and word-length values. Knowledge of these word attributes will permit their systematic inclusion in cognitive research paradigms for the study of information processing and self-referencing in depression. (Author/CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: For related document see CG 014 707.