Mediating role of activity level in the depressive realism effect

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Blanco, F. ; Matute, H. ; Vadillo Nistal, M. A. (2012)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 7, issue 9 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046203, pmc: PMC3459889
  • Subject: Social and Behavioral Sciences | Research Article | Biology | Emotions | Cognitive Psychology | Neuroscience | Mental Health | Mood Disorders | Reasoning | Medicine | Learning | Psychiatry | Experimental Psychology | Q | R | Learning and Memory | Psychology | Social Psychology | Science | Behavior

Several classic studies have concluded that the accuracy of identifying uncontrollable situations depends heavily on depressive mood. Nondepressed participants tend to exhibit an optimistic illusion of control, whereas depressed participants tend to better detect a lack... View more
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