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Two self-report scales--the Cognitions Questionnaire (Fennell & Campbell, 1984) and the Attitudes to Self Scale (Carver & Ganellen, 1983)--which attempt to measure overgeneralization in depression are described. In line with previous research, both measures correlated with levels of depression, but the lack of a direct relationship between them implies that the construct of overgeneralization may not be a homogeneous one. Suggestions are made for future research which include elaboration of the construct and the development of new methods for measuring it.


Journal article


Br J Clin Psychol

Publication Date



29 ( Pt 4)


443 - 444


Depression, Female, Generalization (Psychology), Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Self Concept, Set (Psychology), Thinking