Intrusions, avoidance and overgeneral memory in a non-clinical sample

B.J.A. Hauer, I. Wessel, H.L.G.J. Merckelbach

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Previous studies have shown a positive relationship between intrusions, effortful avoidance and overgeneral memory in people suffering from (mild) depression or PTSD. The purpose of the present study was to investigate these relationships in a non-clinical sample. As part of a mass testing session, a written version of the Autobiographical Memory Test was administered to 175 first-year psychology students. Furthermore, intrusion and avoidance symptoms were measured with the Impact of Event Scale (Horowitz, Wilner,
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-268
JournalClinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

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