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Exploring the Relationship between Rumination, Self-compassion, and Mood

Odou, Natasha; Brinker, Jaylene


Self-compassion and rumination have been conceptualized as emotion regulation strategies, the former effective and the latter maladaptive, however, the relationship between these two approaches is largely unknown. This relationship was explored in 186 participants who completed a negative mood induction, and were randomly allocated to write about a negative event in either a self-compassionate or emotionally expressive way. Results showed that self-compassionate writing significantly predicted...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Self and Identity
DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2013.840332


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