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Emotion Regulation of Others and Self (EROS): A Collaborative Research Network

Grant reference: RES-060-25-0044

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Seminar/workshop details

To talk, or not to talk, is emotion the question?
Rumination is the excessive dwelling on problems Nolen-Hoeksema & Morrow, 1991, whilst co-rumination is excessive problem-talk. Is co-rumination social? If co-rumination were confined to dyads only, it should not predict social communication outside the dyad.If it does, co-rumination is a network process. In this study we followed graduate students through their first term (MSc or DPhil) Oxford N = 31 61% female mean age 24.9 years (SD = 2.59) observing their co-rumination style. Conclusions1) Co-rumination is best understood at the level of the network 2) Formation of co-rumination dyads may be based on people avoiding co-ruminators. 3) Rumination and worry seem to encourage people to seek social contact, but (co-)rumination deters others.

Primary contributor

Author Ilmo van der Löwe

Bodies involved

Host Nuffield Network of Network Researchers

Additional details

Social Network Analysis Seminar: Nuffield Network of Network Researchers
01 February 2012
01 February 2012