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Title: Mood, memory and personality: an examination of factors relevant to psychological treatment
Author: Pavlou, Claire
ISNI:       0000 0001 3479 2630
Awarding Body: Coventry University and the University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 2007
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Chapter I: Literature Review This fIrst chapter reviews relevant literature that examines the role of personality traits in the treatment of depression using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Specifically the role of Psychoticism, Extroversion and Neuroticism are examined in addition to Sociotropy and Autonomy. A lot of research has examined the role of personality in the outcome of treatment where medication has been used (see Mulder, 2002) but less looks at the use of psychological treatments. A number of methodological limitations and recommendations for future research and clinical implication are discussed. Chapter II: Empirical Paper Existing research that considers mood congruent and mood dependent memory does not fully explain the relationship between mood and memory. This investigation explores a different perfective by examining the relationship between ratings given to past memories and thoughts of future events. It examines the skew in the distribution of ratings in relation to self-rated mood and mood measured by the BDIII. It also includes a measure ofpersonality. Strengths and limitations ofthe study are discussed as well as recommendations for future research and clinical practice. Chapter ill: Reflective Paper The reflective paper considers wider issues arising from the literature and research that were not covered in the previous papers. A discussion about ethical and methodological considerations is included as well as the author's reflections about the process and comments on the value of time and reflective practice.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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