Ruminative Thoughts: Advances in Social Cognition

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Overview

Until recently, most theory and research in social information processing has focused attention on the cognitive activity that underlies responses to stimulus information presented in the immediate situation being investigated. In contrast, people's thoughts outside the laboratory often concern life events that either have occurred in the past or are likely to occur in the future. Thoughts about such past and future events can be spontaneous and, once elicited, can affect the ability to respond effectively to the demands of the present situation with which one is confronted.

This ninth volume in this series focuses on this type of cognitive activity and examines both its determinants and consequences. The lead article, by Leonard Martin and Abraham Tesser, develops a theoretical formulation of ruminative thinking that conceptualizes rumination as a class of conscious thought with a common instrumental theme that recurs in the absence of immediate environmental demands. The authors also give particular attention to the ways in which perceptions of the consequences of past and present events for long-range goal attainment affect both controlled and uncontrolled thinking about these events. They also examine the implications of their theory for the ability to suppress unwanted thoughts, the interplay of emotion and cognition, and the cognitive consequences or rumination for the performance of daily life activities. The entire formulation integrates a number of cognitive phenomena that are not usually considered within a single theoretical framework.

The companion chapters, many written by the field's foremost contributors to the literature on emotion and cognition, suggest important refinements and extensions of the conceptualization proposed in the target article. They also make important conceptual contributions in their own right, covering topics that include the role of mental models in cognitive functioning, the dynamics of thought suppression and attentional inhibition, stress and coping, personality correlates of ruminative thought, and attitudes and persuasion. As a result, this volume makes a valuable contribution to research and theory not only in social cognition but also in numerous other areas.

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Table of Contents

Contents: L.L. Martin, A. Tesser, Some Ruminative Thoughts. C.S. Carver, Goal Engagement and the Human Experience. L.F. Clark, Restructuring and Realigning Mental Models: Ruminations as Guides to Cognitive Home Repair. R. Erber, D.M. Wegner, Ruminations on the Rebound. C.L. Gohm, L.M. Isbell, R.S. Wyer, Jr., Some Thoughts About Thinking. L.A. King, J.W. Pennebaker, Thinking About Goals, Glue and the Meaning of Life. E. Klinger, Theories of Thought Flow: Points of Kinship and Fertile Contrasts. P. Linville, Attention Inhibition: Does it Underlie Ruminative Thought? S. Nolen-Hoeksema, Chewing the Cud and Other Ruminations. R.E. Petty, W.B.G. Jarvis, L.M. Evans, Recurrent Thought: Implications for Attitudes and Persuasion. J.S. Uleman, When Do Unconscious Goals Cloud Our Minds? M. W:aenke, J. Schmid, Rumination: When All Else Fails. L.L. Martin, A. Tesser, Clarifying Our Thoughts.

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