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Title: A Therapeutic Tool for Boosting Mood: The Broad-Minded Affective Coping Procedure (BMAC)
Authors: Johnson, Judith
Gooding, Patricia A
Wood, Alex M
Fair, Keri L
Tarrier, Nicholas
Contact Email: alex.wood@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Broaden-and-build
Positive emotions
Psychosis
Schizophrenia
Resilience
Positive clinical psychology
Issue Date: Feb-2012
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Citation: Johnson J, Gooding PA, Wood AM, Fair KL & Tarrier N (2012) A Therapeutic Tool for Boosting Mood: The Broad-Minded Affective Coping Procedure (BMAC), Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37 (1), pp. 61-70.
Abstract: The broaden-and-build theory of emotions suggests that positive emotions such as happiness and hope expand thought-action repertoires and support the building of resources and resilience to a variety of psychological disorders. Even brief, transient experiences of positive emotions have been found to increase resilience measured one month later, suggesting a role for clinical mood inductions. This study presents a preliminary test of the new Broad-Minded Affective Coping (BMAC) procedure, a positive emotion induction technique involving the recall of positive autobiographical memories. Fifty people with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders were randomly allocated to a condition where they either experienced the BMAC or a control procedure. Participants who took part in the BMAC showed greater increases in both hope and happiness. These results suggest that the BMAC represents a practical and effective method for boosting mood amongst individuals with psychosis-spectrum disorders.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/12124
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10608-012-9453-8
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Affiliation: University of Birmingham
University of Manchester
Socio-Management
University of Manchester
University of Manchester

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