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 0021-843XFull text not available from this repository.
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.
|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|
|Google Scholar:||10 Citations|