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The combined cognitive bias hypothesis in depression: a state-of-the-art

Everaert, J. and Koster, E.H.W. and Derakhshan, Nazanin (2012) The combined cognitive bias hypothesis in depression: a state-of-the-art. Clinical Psychology Review 32 (5), pp. 413-424. ISSN 0272-7358.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2012.04.003

Abstract

Drawing from substantial evidence demonstrating cognitive biases in depression at various stages of information processing (i.e., attention, interpretation, memory, cognitive control), we argue for an approach that considers the interplay among these processes. This paper attempts to apply the combined cognitive bias hypothesis (Hirsch, Clark, & Mathews, 2006) to depression research and reviews competing theoretical frameworks that have guided research in this area. We draw on current findings from behavioral studies on the interplay between depression-related processing biases. These data indicate that various cognitive biases are associated. However, it is not clear whether single or multiple biases are most predictive of depressive symptoms. We conclude this article with theoretical and clinical implications of the current state of research in this field and propose a number of ways in which research on the combined cognitive bias hypothesis can be advanced.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): combined cognitive biases, depression, attention, interpretation, memory, cognitive control
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2012 10:05
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:22
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4721

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