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Predictors of obsessive–compulsive symptomology: mind wandering about the past and future

Cole, Scott ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8176-283X and Tubbs, Peter M. C. (2021) Predictors of obsessive–compulsive symptomology: mind wandering about the past and future. Psychological Research.

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Abstract

Obsessive and compulsive tendencies are known to occur in the general population and involve worry around specific concerns (obsessions) and an urge to resolve the concern with thoughts or behaviours (compulsions). Spontaneous, but not deliberate, mind wandering experiences (when attention turns to internal mentation), have been found to predict obsessive-compulsive tendencies [Seli, P., Risko, E.F., Purdon, C. & Smilek, D. (2017). Intrusive thoughts: linking spontaneous mind wandering and OCD symptomatology. Psychological Research, 81, 392-398. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-016-0756-3]. Recent cognitive theory suggests a particular role for future-oriented spontaneous thought in obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms. Thus, we hypothesised that future-oriented rather than past-oriented spontaneous mindwandering would predict OC symptoms, such that more future-oriented mind wandering would be associated with increases in OC symptoms.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-021-01585-4
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF309-499 Consciousness. Cognition. Memory
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF511-593 Affection. Feeling. Emotion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF636 Applied psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF637 Counselling
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF698-698.9 Personality
School/Department: School of Education, Language and Psychology
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/5552

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