This article was reviewed and accepted under the editorship of Beverly E. Thorn.
Positive and negative cognitive style correlates of the vulnerability to hypomania†
Version of Record online: 21 MAR 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Volume 67, Issue 7, pages 673–690, July 2011
How to Cite
Dempsey, R. C., Gooding, P. A. and Jones, S. H. (2011), Positive and negative cognitive style correlates of the vulnerability to hypomania. J. Clin. Psychol., 67: 673–690. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20789
- Issue online: 3 JUN 2011
- Version of Record online: 21 MAR 2011
- hypomania vulnerability;
- cognitive styles;
- hypomanic personality
Specific forms of ruminative cognitive styles and self-appraisals have been implicated in the development of bipolar symptomatology. This study investigated the associations between measures of positive and negative forms of appraisals and rumination with vulnerability to hypomania, and also investigated the conceptual overlap between these measures in terms of the responses to emotional experiences captured. Hypomania vulnerability was predicted by measures of positive cognitive styles, whilst current depressive symptoms were explained by scores on measures of negative cognitive styles in an analogue sample of 353 participants. A principal components analysis conducted upon the rumination and appraisal measures yielded three components representing positive and negative cognitive styles, and a normalizing of symptoms component. The implications of these results are discussed. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol 67:673–690, 2011.