Saturday, June 30, 2007

(Dis)illusion of control

In the late 1970s, Abramson and Alloy (1980) demonstrated that depressed individuals hold a more accurate view of their control of the social environment than do non-depressed individuals. This finding holds true even when the depression is manipulated experimentally.

How very interesting. Are we realistic because we are depressed, or are we depressed because we are realistic?

1 comment:

  1. Well reality can smack a person in the face for sure. If has me at any rate ! :)