publication . Master thesis . 2013

Effects of a psychological inoculation video on helplessness-hopelessness and implicit optimism levels in breast cancer patients

Gomes, Ana Neto Branquinho Assis;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: ISPA - Instituto Universitário
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
Dissertação de Mestrado em Psicobiologia apresentada ao ISPA - Instituto Universitário Helplessness-hopelessness (HH) and optimism are psychological variables which have been suggested as influential factors regarding survival rates and prognosis in cancer patients. Psychological inoculation (PI) is a cognitive method that uses the consecutive rejection of challenging sentences as a tool to destroy cognitive barriers. This study aimed to understand whether the exposure to a video simulating a PI session was able to increase implicit optimism levels and lower HH levels in breast cancer patients, when compared to the effects of a video simulating a supportive list...
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free text keywords: Psychological inoculation, Breast cancer, Helplessness-hopelessness, Implicit optimism, Inoculação psicológica, Cancro da mama, Desânimo-fraqueza, Optimismo implícito
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