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Depression and reliance on ease-of-retrieval experiences

Greifeneder, Rainer and Bless, Herbert. (2008) Depression and reliance on ease-of-retrieval experiences. European Journal of Social Psychology, 38 (2). pp. 213-230.

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Abstract

The relationship between level of depressive symptomatology and reliance on the ease-of-retrieval heuristic was investigated. In two studies, differences in ease-of-retrieval were instigated by means of the paradigm introduced by Schwarz and co-workers. Subsequently, participants were screened for depressive symptoms with the Allgemeine Depressionsskala (ADS, Experiments 1 and 2) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI, Experiment 2). In both experiments, participants were randomly selected from a non-clinical population. Results indicate that participants with low levels of depressive symptomatology relied on experienced ease or difficulty, whereas individuals with high levels of depressive symptomatology based their judgment on the accessible content information. Theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Sozial-, Wirtschafts- und Entscheidungspsychologie > Sozialpsychologie (Greifeneder)
UniBasel Contributors:Greifeneder, Rainer
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0046-2772
e-ISSN:1099-0992
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article -- This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Greifeneder, Rainer and Bless, Herbert. (2008) Depression and reliance on ease-of-retrieval experiences. European Journal of Social Psychology, 38 (2). pp. 213-230, which has been published in final form at [see DOI]. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
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