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dc.contributor.advisorBerkout, Olga V.
dc.contributor.authorTinsley, Diana
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-12T18:07:42Z
dc.date.available2018-12-12T18:07:42Z
dc.date.issued2018-08
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1969.6/87087
dc.description.abstractSocial anxiety is a prevalent psychological difficulty, and even individuals who do not meet criteria for the diagnosis can demonstrate functional impairment. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been the most established intervention for the treatment of social anxiety and although it is effective for a number of people, there is still a substantial proportion who fail to benefit or remain in treatment (Barlow, Allen, Chaote, 2016; Foa & Kozak, 1997). As such, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) could present an alternative approach. Studies comparing reappraisal and acceptance in helping regulate negative emotions have generally found these to be equivalent or have found reappraisal to be more effective than acceptance (Hofmann, Heering, Sawyer, and Asnaani, 2009; Wolgast, Lundh & Viborg, 2011). However, these comparisons have not included values as the key driver of acceptance, as is consistent with ACT. Participants were randomly assigned to either a brief reappraisal intervention, an acceptance and values intervention, or a control group and they then completed a social stress task. The purpose of the study was to test the effectiveness of these interventions, expecting acceptance and values to have the most successful impact on participant’s emotional regulation. Findings did not demonstrate the anticipated results. However, future studies could alter the study protocol to allow for a better understanding of the emotion regulation techniques by participants and include a larger, more diverse sample.en_US
dc.format.extent80 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsThis material is made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with its source. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the author and/or publisher.en_US
dc.subjectAcceptanceen_US
dc.subjectCognitive Reappraisalen_US
dc.subjectSocial Anxietyen_US
dc.subjectValuesen_US
dc.titleSocial anxiety interventions: reappraisal versus acceptance and valuesen_US
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thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A & M University--Corpus Christien_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMoreno, Miguel
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHoulihan, Amy
dc.description.departmentPsychology & Sociologyen_US
dc.description.collegeCollege of Liberal Artsen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US


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