van Vugt, M. K., van der Velde, M. and ESM-MERGE Investigators
Top Cogn Sci, 10: 175–191. doi:10.1111/tops.12318
Rumination is a process of uncontrolled, narrowly focused negative thinking that is often self-referential, and that is a hallmark of depression. Despite its importance, little is known about its cognitive mechanisms. Rumination can be thought of as a specific, constrained form of mind-wandering. Here, we introduce a cognitive model of rumination that we developed on the basis of our existing model of mind-wandering.