An investigation into the effect of causal beliefs about depression on attitudes and clinical judgements
Tate, K. 2013. An investigation into the effect of causal beliefs about depression on attitudes and clinical judgements. PhD Thesis Canterbury Christ Church University Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology
Biological explanations of depression have been found to increase professional perceptions of the effectiveness of medical treatments and reduce the perceptions of the effectiveness of psychological therapy. Studies in lay populations have shown that biological explanations reduce perceptions of self-efficacy and control over depression symptoms. There is a lack of research examining the impact of causal models on clinicians’ attitudes. The current study aimed to explore whether clinicians’ causal models of a client’s depression can be biased by aetiological labelling and, in turn, whether clinicians’ causal models impact clinical judgements and attitudes.
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|Deposited||30 Oct 2013|
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