Journal article

Compulsive perseveration: Empirical criticism on the mood-as-input model

Marcel van den Hout, Merel Kindt, Judy Luigjes, Claudia Marck

Behaviour Research and Therapy | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

It has been proposed that the "Mood as Input" model provides an explanation of the perseverative nature of Obsessive Compulsive (OC) behaviour (MacDonald, B. C., & Davey, G. C. L. (2005). A mood-as-input account of perseverative checking: The relationship between stop rules, mood and confidence in having checked successfully. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 43, 69-91). The model implies that task perseveration occurs when individuals (a) experience a bad mood and (b) ask themselves "did I do as much as I can?" In two earlier experiments with healthy participants (MacDonald, B. C., & Davey, G. C. L. (2005). A mood-as-input account of perseverative checking: The relationship between stop rules..

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