Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/185141
Title:
The self-preoccupation of depressives.
Author:
Pritchard, Barbara Ellen Angelo
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The study of depression has recently focused on interpersonal aspects of the disorder. Specifically, it has been suggested that depressed persons may engage in behavior which has an aversive impact on others. The social psychology literature has found that self-preoccupation, largely manifested in inappropriately high self-disclosure, results in being viewed negatively by others. The present study was an attempt to link these two areas by assessing whether depressed persons are self-preoccupied, and if so, whether such self-preoccupation has a negative interpersonal impact. Three groups of female subjects, composed of depressed outpatients, nondepressed outpatients, and normal controls (N = 36), engaged in face-to-face dyads with randomly selected females. Behavioral and observer ratings of self-preoccupation were taken, as well as self-report measures of interpersonal impact. Depressives were found to be excessively self-preoccupied. However, this behavior did not have the expected aversive impact on others. Possible explanations for these findings were discussed. Directions for future research were presented.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Psychology
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Psychology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Arkowitz, Harold S.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe self-preoccupation of depressives.en_US
dc.creatorPritchard, Barbara Ellen Angeloen_US
dc.contributor.authorPritchard, Barbara Ellen Angeloen_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe study of depression has recently focused on interpersonal aspects of the disorder. Specifically, it has been suggested that depressed persons may engage in behavior which has an aversive impact on others. The social psychology literature has found that self-preoccupation, largely manifested in inappropriately high self-disclosure, results in being viewed negatively by others. The present study was an attempt to link these two areas by assessing whether depressed persons are self-preoccupied, and if so, whether such self-preoccupation has a negative interpersonal impact. Three groups of female subjects, composed of depressed outpatients, nondepressed outpatients, and normal controls (N = 36), engaged in face-to-face dyads with randomly selected females. Behavioral and observer ratings of self-preoccupation were taken, as well as self-report measures of interpersonal impact. Depressives were found to be excessively self-preoccupied. However, this behavior did not have the expected aversive impact on others. Possible explanations for these findings were discussed. Directions for future research were presented.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorArkowitz, Harold S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDomino, Georgeen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKaszniak, Alfred W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPool, Ronalden_US
dc.identifier.proquest9100558en_US
dc.identifier.oclc708653948en_US
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