Volume 6, Issue 1 And 2 (Spring & Summer 2004)                   Advances in Cognitive Sciences 2004, 6(1 And 2): 45-50 | Back to browse issues page

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Hamedi R, Kaviani H. Relations of Metaphors and Depressed Mood. Advances in Cognitive Sciences. 2004; 6 (1 and 2) :45-50
URL: http://icssjournal.ir/article-1-31-en.html
Abstract:   (1237 Views)
Objective: This cross-sectional analytical research studied the relationship between depressed mood and the content of metaphors. 
Method: Subjects consisted of 30 depressed patients and 30 normal volunteers. The depressed group were selected by a psychologist or psychiatrist, using a clinical interview based on DSM-IV and Beckchr('39')s score (>15), and the normal group were also selected using a clinical interview and Beckchr('39')s score (<15). Both groups were asked to do incomplete sentences test and metaphors inventory, and the relationship between mood and metaphors contents was worked out. 
Results: The results showed that there was a negative correlation between mood and metaphors contents; the more depressed was an individual, the, more negative was the content of metaphors. 
Conclusion: This study is in line with the theories and research on the congruency of mood and memory retrieval.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2003/11/11 | Accepted: 2004/01/5 | Published: 2004/03/20

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