Measuring cognitive vulnerability to depression: Further evidence on the factorial and predictive validity of negative cognitive style.


Department of General Psychology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy. Electronic address: [Email]


Previous research has provided insufficient evidence on the factorial validity of the negative cognitive style questionnaires, which is a problem for the validity of the total score's computation. In Study 1, we focused on the relationship between internality and the other dimensions of negative cognitive style. In Study 2, we explored the predictive validity of negative cognitive style for negative interpretation bias.


Cognitive style questionnaire,Internality,Interpretation bias,Negative cognitive style,Negative mood induction,