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dc.contributor.advisorDansereau, Donald F.
dc.contributor.authorAtha-Weldon, Cindy Shira Simchaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:46:38Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:46:38Z
dc.date.created2006en_US
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifieretd-05092006-161318en_US
dc.identifiercat-001288543en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/3896
dc.description.abstractResearch has shown that therapeutic writing improves an individual's sense of well-being. Positive affective and conceptual transformations resulting from the effects of disinhibition and cognitive reconstructing have been implicated in this process (Clark, 1993). The current study examined whether the restructuring might be enhanced by the development of a set of mental advisors, the Thought Team strategy (Atha-Weldon & Dansereau, 2001; Czuchry & Sia, 1998), to manipulate the problem schema while thinking, writing, or mapping. Analyses revealed significant effects in short-term and long-term outcomes for strategy and format in participant satisfaction and motivation (motivation, value, personal effort, continuation, influence), for emotional adjustments (emotional control, coping and managing, general hardiness, personal interests, concern), and for cognitive benefits (ideas, organization, coherence and understanding, creativity, mental imagery, effectiveness, extremeness, insight, and solvability).
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherFort Worth, Tex. : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.subject.lcshProblem-solving therapy.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCreative writing Therapeutic use.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCognitive psychology.en_US
dc.titleThought team: use of a perspective-taking strategy to enhance personal problem solving while thinking, writing, or mappingen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentDepartment of Psychology
etd.degree.levelDoctoral
local.collegeCollege of Science and Engineering
local.departmentPsychology
local.academicunitDepartment of Psychology
dc.type.genreDissertation
local.subjectareaPsychology
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
etd.degree.grantorTexas Christian University


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