Reference : Concern-induced negative affect is associated with the occurrence and content of mind...
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Theoretical & cognitive psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/145631
Concern-induced negative affect is associated with the occurrence and content of mind-wandering
English
Stawarczyk, David mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Psychopathologie cognitive >]
Majerus, Steve mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Psychopathologie cognitive >]
D'Argembeau, Arnaud mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de Psychologie : cognition et comportement > Psychopathologie cognitive >]
2013
Consciousness & Cognition
Academic Press
22
2
442-448
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1053-8100
1090-2376
San Diego
CA
[en] Mind-wandering ; Negative affect ; Future-related concerns ; Emotions
[en] Previous research has shown that the content and frequency of mind-wandering episodes—the occurrence of thoughts that are both stimulus-independent and task-unrelated—are closely related to an individual’s future-related concerns. Whether this relationship is shaped by the affective changes that are usually associated with future-related concerns still remains unclear, however. In this study, we induced the anticipation of a negatively valenced event and examined whether the ensuing affective changes were related to the occurrence and content of mind-wandering during an unrelated attentional task. We found that the increase in negative affect following concern induction predicted the general frequency of mind-wandering episodes. Furthermore, mind-wandering episodes specifically directed at the induced concern were related to a lower decrease in negative affect during the attentional task. These results suggest that the negative emotional impact of future-related concerns is an important factor to be taken into consideration for the subsequent occurrence of mind-wandering episodes, which might in turn be involved in the maintenance of negative affect over time.
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Communauté française de Belgique) - F.R.S.-FNRS
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/145631
10.1016/j.concog.2013.01.012
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053810013000238

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