Marieke K. van Vugt, Maarten van der Velde, ESM-MERGE Investigators
Topic In Conative Science Volume 10, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 175–191
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.