ERIC Number: EJ487587
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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"Thinking Positive" as a Stress Buffer: The Role of Positive Automatic Cognitions in Depression and Happiness.
Lightsey, Owen Richard, Jr.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v41 n3 p325-34 Jul 1994
Tested whether positive automatic thoughts (PATs) and PATs x Negative Events interaction predicted unique variance in future depression and happiness. Findings from 152 college students revealed that PATs predicted happiness, and PATs about self-worth interacted with negative events to predict depression. For higher levels of such PATs, negative events had weaker relation to depression. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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