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Case formulation-driven cognitive behavioral therapy

This chapter describes a case formulation-driven approach to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). The chapter begins with an overview of the model of case formulation-driven CBT and a review of its empirical underpinnings. We describe each element of …

Emotion

INTRODUCTION Emotion has historically played a central role in psychophysiological research, with rich traditions focusing on both central and peripheral nervous system measures. A central tenet of most functionalist/evolutionary theories is that …

Relationship status and perceived support in the social regulation of neural responses to threat

© The Author (2017). Strong social ties correspond with better health and well being, but the neural mechanisms linking social contact to health remain speculative. This study extends work on the social regulation of brain activity by supportive …

Subjective general health and the social regulation of hypothalamic activity

Objective Social support is associated with better health. This association may be partly mediated through the social regulation of adrenomedullary activity related to poor cardiovascular health and glucocorticoid activity known to inhibit immune …

The social regulation of neural threat responding

Social support improves psychological and physiological health, and social isolation increases mortality at rates rivaling well-established risk factors such as cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, high blood lipid concentrations, obesity, and …

Would you fund this movie? A reply to Fox et al. (2014)

We thank Fox et al. (2014) for their interest in our research and welcome this opportunity to respond to their commentary. They argue that participants in our studies enjoyed “just thinking” more than we claimed (Wilson et al., 2014). We found some …

Just think: The challenges of the disengaged mind

In 11 studies, we found that participants typically did not enjoy spending 6 to 15 minutes in a room by themselves with nothing to do but think, that they enjoyed doing mundane external activities much more, and that many preferred to administer …

Our social baseline: The role of social proximity in economy of action

In this chapter, we review the ways in which social relationships help offset the cost of many of life’s effortful activities, including the activities of the human brain. In our discussion, we emphasize the management by social proximity and …

Inter-parent aggression as a precursor to disengagement coping in emerging adulthood: The buffering role of friendship competence

Using multi-informant data drawn from a prospective study involving 184 youth, mother-perpetrated and father-perpetrated partner aggression during early adolescence (the age of 13) was examined as a predictor of five types of disengagement coping …