“You Need to Stop Talking About This!”: Verbal Rumination and the Costs of Social Support

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
Title“You Need to Stop Talking About This!”: Verbal Rumination and the Costs of Social Support Author(S)Tamara Afifi (Author)
Abstract  This study examined whether the type of support individuals receive when they are verbally ruminating affects their cognitive rumination (brooding), anxiety, and relationship satisfaction; 233 young adults were randomly assigned to be the subject, 233 others the confederate. The confederate was trained to provide “good support” or “poor support” to the subject who talked about a topic he/she had been verbally ruminating about recently. ...Paginationp 395-421
SubjectCommunicationDescriptorsCommunication
Journal TitleHuman Communication Research  
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