Tag Archives: stressful life events

Think of somebody else

As I’ve discussed elsewhere on this blog, rumination is bad news. I wrote about some beliefs that pre-dispose people to ruminate. Now here is another link to rumination: self-focus. Self-focus is positively associated with rumination about problems, and high levels … Continue reading

Posted in mental health, stress and health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Self Complexity Vs. Authenticity

A certain researcher (Linville) posits the theory that self-complexity can buffer the negative effects of stress. She defines self-complexity as a trait describing someone who has many different self-definitions (or self-aspects) related to his/her identity. This would mean that the … Continue reading

Posted in mental health, stress and health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments