ERIC Number: ED211870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Cognitive Model of Depressive Onset.
Ganellen, Ronald; Blaney, Paul H.
A model drawn from recently expanding research literature is presented to clarify the process involved in the development of clinical depression. A body of literature is reviewed that deals with information processing, specifically memory, which relates to the selective recall of negative experiences clinically seen in depressives. A second body of research dealing with the role of self-awareness is also reviewed. The impact of self-awareness on the amplification of the negative effects of low self-esteem is considered. Conclusions are offered, including that the negative effects of self-awareness occur only with a negative expectancy. The importance of schemes is also discussed. (JAC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (89th, Los Angeles, CA, August 24-26, 1981).