Affective arousal associated with goal-directed thinking in Chronic Depression with Cluster C personality difficulties. / Rose, Katie.

2018. 157 p.

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title = "Affective arousal associated with goal-directed thinking in Chronic Depression with Cluster C personality difficulties",
abstract = "Chronic depression is associated with disruptions in cognition and affect, anda failure to sustain goal directed behaviour (GDB). Comorbidity of depression withCluster C personality psychopathology is high, which may present unique complexitywhen formulating and engaging such individuals in goal focused therapies. Thinkingabout goals in different ways, such as focusing on either the outcome or theprocesses, of goal attainment, can motivate subsequent GDB. However, there is alsoan affective component that contributes to motivation to engage in GDB, namely,anticipatory affect. Positive and negative anticipatory affect are deemed to influencegoal motivation either towards perceivably positive experience, or away fromperceivably negative outcomes respectively. Disruptions in anticipatory affectassociated with depression and Cluster C psychopathology, likely contribute tobarriers in engagement in GDB.The present study explored whether relationships exist between mood,personality characteristics, and anticipatory affect, when thinking about goals indifferent ways. A non-clinical adult sample (N = 45) completed self-report measuresof depression, anxiety, personality and positive and negative affect, before andimmediately after thinking about their future goals in an outcome-focused and aprocess-focused way. Overall, outcome thinking resulted in higher levels of positiveaffect, whereas process thinking resulted in higher levels of negative affect. Allmood and personality variables were inter-correlated, however only depressioncorrelated negatively with positive affect, and only Cluster C personality correlated positively with negative affect at baseline. Only Cluster B related negatively topositive affect following outcome thinking. A number of variables, including Cluster Crelated to increased negative affect following process thinking. The present studyidentified distinct affect response styles in individuals with scores on depression andfor those with Cluster C personality traits to be considered in the context ofcomorbidity.",
keywords = "Affect, Goals, Depression, future thinking, Mood, anticipatory, outcome thinking, process thinking",
author = "Katie Rose",
year = "2018",
language = "English",
school = "Royal Holloway, University of London",

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N2 - Chronic depression is associated with disruptions in cognition and affect, anda failure to sustain goal directed behaviour (GDB). Comorbidity of depression withCluster C personality psychopathology is high, which may present unique complexitywhen formulating and engaging such individuals in goal focused therapies. Thinkingabout goals in different ways, such as focusing on either the outcome or theprocesses, of goal attainment, can motivate subsequent GDB. However, there is alsoan affective component that contributes to motivation to engage in GDB, namely,anticipatory affect. Positive and negative anticipatory affect are deemed to influencegoal motivation either towards perceivably positive experience, or away fromperceivably negative outcomes respectively. Disruptions in anticipatory affectassociated with depression and Cluster C psychopathology, likely contribute tobarriers in engagement in GDB.The present study explored whether relationships exist between mood,personality characteristics, and anticipatory affect, when thinking about goals indifferent ways. A non-clinical adult sample (N = 45) completed self-report measuresof depression, anxiety, personality and positive and negative affect, before andimmediately after thinking about their future goals in an outcome-focused and aprocess-focused way. Overall, outcome thinking resulted in higher levels of positiveaffect, whereas process thinking resulted in higher levels of negative affect. Allmood and personality variables were inter-correlated, however only depressioncorrelated negatively with positive affect, and only Cluster C personality correlated positively with negative affect at baseline. Only Cluster B related negatively topositive affect following outcome thinking. A number of variables, including Cluster Crelated to increased negative affect following process thinking. The present studyidentified distinct affect response styles in individuals with scores on depression andfor those with Cluster C personality traits to be considered in the context ofcomorbidity.

AB - Chronic depression is associated with disruptions in cognition and affect, anda failure to sustain goal directed behaviour (GDB). Comorbidity of depression withCluster C personality psychopathology is high, which may present unique complexitywhen formulating and engaging such individuals in goal focused therapies. Thinkingabout goals in different ways, such as focusing on either the outcome or theprocesses, of goal attainment, can motivate subsequent GDB. However, there is alsoan affective component that contributes to motivation to engage in GDB, namely,anticipatory affect. Positive and negative anticipatory affect are deemed to influencegoal motivation either towards perceivably positive experience, or away fromperceivably negative outcomes respectively. Disruptions in anticipatory affectassociated with depression and Cluster C psychopathology, likely contribute tobarriers in engagement in GDB.The present study explored whether relationships exist between mood,personality characteristics, and anticipatory affect, when thinking about goals indifferent ways. A non-clinical adult sample (N = 45) completed self-report measuresof depression, anxiety, personality and positive and negative affect, before andimmediately after thinking about their future goals in an outcome-focused and aprocess-focused way. Overall, outcome thinking resulted in higher levels of positiveaffect, whereas process thinking resulted in higher levels of negative affect. Allmood and personality variables were inter-correlated, however only depressioncorrelated negatively with positive affect, and only Cluster C personality correlated positively with negative affect at baseline. Only Cluster B related negatively topositive affect following outcome thinking. A number of variables, including Cluster Crelated to increased negative affect following process thinking. The present studyidentified distinct affect response styles in individuals with scores on depression andfor those with Cluster C personality traits to be considered in the context ofcomorbidity.

KW - Affect

KW - Goals

KW - Depression

KW - future thinking

KW - Mood

KW - anticipatory

KW - outcome thinking

KW - process thinking

M3 - Doctoral Thesis

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