Inflated responsibility and perseverative checking: The effect of negative mood

MacDonald, Benie and Davey, Graham C L (2005) Inflated responsibility and perseverative checking: The effect of negative mood. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 114 (1). pp. 176-182. ISSN 0021-843X

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This article reports the results of 2 experiments designed to test predictions from the mood-as-input hypothesis on the role of inflated responsibility in perseverative checking. Through the use of an analog checking task in both experiments, the authors showed that perseveration, as indicated by a range of measures relevant to compulsive checking, was affected by a combination of the level of inflated responsibility and the valency of mood at the outset of checking. In particular, inflated responsibility significantly facilitated checking perseveration only in the context of a negative mood and was not a sufficient condition for checking perseveration to occur. These effects of the various configurations of inflated responsibility and mood valency are predicted by the mood-as-input hypothesis.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Depositing User: Graham Davey
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2013 10:11
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