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Depressive Rumination


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About the Editors. List of Contributors. Preface. Acknowledgements. PART I: NATURE AND CONSEQUENCES OF RUMINATION. 1. Nature, Functions, and Beliefs about Depressive Rumination(Costas Papageorgiou and Adrian Wells). 2. The Consequences of Dysphoric Rumination (Sonja Lyubomirskyand Chris Tkach). 3. Reactive Rumination: Outcomes, Mechanisms, and DevelopmentalAntecedents (Jelena Spasojevic, Lauren B. Alloy, Lyn Y. Abramson,Donal MacCoon, and Matthew S. Robinson). 4. Mental Control and Depressive Rumination (Richard M.Wenzlaff). 5. Physiological Aspects of Depressive Rumination (Greg J.Siegle and Julian F. Thayer). PART II: THEORIES OF RUMINATION. 6. The Response Styles Theory (Susan Nolen-Hoeksema). 7. Rumination, Depression, and Metacognition: The S-REF Model(Gerald Matthews and Adrian Wells). 8. Rumination as a Function of Goal Progress, Stop-Rules, andCerebral Lateralization (Leonard L. Martin, Ilan Shrira and HelenM. Startup). 9. A Comparison and Appraisal of Theories of Rumination (MelissaA. Brotman and Robert J. DeRubeis). PART III: MEASUREMENT AND TREATMENT OF RUMINATION. 10. Measurement of Depressive Rumination and AssociatedConstructs (Olivier Luminet). 11. Psychological Treatment of Rumination (ChristinePurdon). 12. Cognitive Therapy for Depressive Thinking (Dean McMillan andPeter Fisher). 13. Metacognitive Therapy for Depressive Rumination (AdrianWells and Costas Papageorgiou). Index.

About the Author

Costas Papageorgiou is Senior Lecturer at LancasterUniversity and was Deputy Director of the Specialist Service forAffective (Mood) Disorders in Manchester. He obtained a BSc fromthe University of Buckingham and an MA and a Doctorate in ClinicalPsychology from the University of Liverpool. Dr. Papageorgiou hasexpertise in the assessment and treatment of depression. He hasbeen extensively involved in investigating rumination anddepression and has co-authored the first empirical studiesexamining the link between rumination, depression, andmetacognition. Adrian Wells is Reader in Clinical Psychology at theUniversity of Manchester and Professor at the Norwegian Universityof Science and Technology, Trondheim. He is recognized for hiscontribution to the development of cognitive theory and therapy ofemotional disorders. He has published widely in peer-reviewjournals and has authored/co-authored several ground-breaking booksin the field.


"A book of unique chapters that should be found in each clinician'soffice and each psychology student's backpack." (Journal ofPsychosomatic Research 58:(2005) 309, 20th July 2005) "This book provides an authoritative, up-to-date account ofcurrent theoretical thinking and research about depressiverumination and its treatment...essential reading for researchersinvestigating depressive rumination..." (British Journal ofClinical Psychology, 20th July 2005)

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