Chapter 8. Rumination as a Function of Goal Progress, Stop Rules, and Cerebral Lateralization

  1. Costas Papageorgiou3 and
  2. Adrian Wells4
  1. Leonard L. Martin1,
  2. Ilan Shrira1 and
  3. Helen M. Startup2

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713853.ch8

Depressive Rumination: Nature, Theory and Treatment

Depressive Rumination: Nature, Theory and Treatment

How to Cite

Martin, L. L., Shrira, I. and Startup, H. M. (2008) Rumination as a Function of Goal Progress, Stop Rules, and Cerebral Lateralization, in Depressive Rumination: Nature, Theory and Treatment (eds C. Papageorgiou and A. Wells), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713853.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Lancaster, UK

  2. 4

    University of Manchester, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471486923

Online ISBN: 9780470713853

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Keywords:

  • rumination;
  • cerebral lateralization;
  • goal progress;
  • mental activities;
  • hemisphere specialization

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • The Goal Progress Theory of Rumination

  • Evidence for the Goal Progress Theory

  • Hemisphere Functions Related to Goal Progress and Rumination

  • Fixation Vs. Flexibility: the Roles of the Hemispheres in Goal Pursuit

  • The Right Hemisphere Provides Alternatives

  • The Right Dominates When the Old Rules Don't Apply

  • The Right Maintains Unsolved Problems

  • Summary of the Rumination/Hemisphere Parallels

  • Rumination and Right Hemisphere Activation

  • Rumination, Right Hemisphere Activation and Insight

  • Assessing Attainment and Progress without Objective Standards

  • Depression, Rumination, and the Right Hemisphere

  • Summary and Implications

  • References