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Effects of Positive Affirmations on Depressive Symptoms among Female and Male Senior Barrett Honors Students

Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine whether positive affirmations can lower depressive symptoms amongst male and female Arizona State University (ASU) honors students. Male and female ASU honors students (20-22 years of age; N=40) were recruited from Barrett, the Honors College, through email and online newsletters. Students who had been previously or were at the time diagnosed with clinical depression were not permitted to participate in the study. Only 9 female and 14 males completed the entire study. Participants completed a pre- and post- test that each consisting of reading aloud questions and their answers from the Beck's Depression Inventory (BDI) while being video and audio recorded. Participants were given a list of 20 aff... (more)
Created Date 2017-05
Contributor Chan, Angie (Co-Author) / Duran, Jose (Co-Author) / Chisum, Jack (Thesis Director) / Hrncir, Micki (Committee Member)
Subject Psychology
Series Academic Year 2016-2017
Type Text
Extent 37 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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