Through Benevolent Eyes: the Differential Efficacy of Perspective Taking and Cognitive Reappraisalon the Regulation of Shame

Krishnamoorthy, Govind and Davis, Penelope and O'Donovan, Analise and McDermott, Brett and Mullens, Amy (2020) Through Benevolent Eyes: the Differential Efficacy of Perspective Taking and Cognitive Reappraisalon the Regulation of Shame. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. pp. 1-26. ISSN 1937-1209


Abstract

Difficulties in regulating feelings of shame is a risk factor for the onset and recurrence of mental health disorders. The present research investigated the impact of the individual differences in propensity to experience shame (or shame-proneness) on two emotion regulation strategies – self-distancing and cognitive reappraisal. 228 participants were allocated randomly to one of the eight experimental conditions. The results revealed that for high shame-prone participants, the use of self-distancing, without cognitive reappraisal, led to a heightened experience of shame. In contrast, the combination of self-distancing and cognitive reappraisal led to reductions in shame among high shame-prone participants. The findings highlight the relationship between individual differences, and the separate and combined effects of affect regulation strategies on the experience of shame.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling (1 Jan 2015 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Centre for Health Research (1 Apr 2020 -)
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2020 04:40
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2020 00:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shame, Negative self-evaluations, Reappraisal, Self-distancing, Emotion regulation
Fields of Research (2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1702 Cognitive Sciences > 170299 Cognitive Science not elsewhere classified
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s41811-020-00085-4
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38728

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