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Interpersonal sensitivity in bulimia and depression: An examination of the relation between social feedback, self-perceptions, and mood.

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  • Author(s): Matthews, Abigail. State U New York at Binghamton, US
  • Source:
    Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering, Vol 70(5-B), 2009. pp. 3178.
  • Publisher:
    US : ProQuest Information & Learning
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    Dissertation Abstract
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    • Other Journal Titles:
      Dissertation Abstracts International
    • ISSN:
      0419-4217 (Print)
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    • Keywords:
      interpersonal sensitivity, bulimia, depression, social feedback, self-perceptions, mood
    • Abstract:
      Our research examines the effect of social feedback on self-perceptions and mood in sub-clinical bulimic and depressed undergraduate college females. Non-symptomatic women (n=34) and women with symptoms of bulimia (n=37) and depression (n=31) engaged in brief conversations and were subsequently given bogus positive or negative social feedback about their performance. Results indicated that negative feedback decreased and positive feedback increased self-percpetions of social skills in sub-clinical bulimic women. There was no such effect for non-symptomatic or sub-clinical depressed participants. Whereas all participants experienced improved mood with positive feedback and decreased mood with negative feedback, sub-clinical bulimic women who received negative feedback experienced the greatest degree of mood change. Finally, compared to non-symptomatic women, individuals with bulimic and depressed symptoms had significantly more negative self-perceptions at study outset and over the course of the manipulation, regardless of feedback type. The relevance of these findings in the understanding of bulimia and depression is discussed within the framework of pertinent theories. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
    • Dissertation Details:
      UMI Order Number: AAI3355876
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    • PsycINFO Classification:
      Health & Mental Health Treatment & Prevention (3300)
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    • Age Group:
      Adulthood (18 yrs & older)
    • Methodology:
      Empirical Study; Quantitative Study
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