NEGATIVE SELF-VERIFICATION THEORY

is a theory which suggests when people request feedback about their mood, their negative beliefs are confirmed and their depressed mood is therefore maintained.

NEGATIVE SELF-VERIFICATION THEORY: "Where a person asks for a subjective opinion of their demeanour and what they believed confirm, negative self-verification theory is proven."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NEGATIVE SELF-VERIFICATION THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/negative-self-verification-theory/ (accessed October 16, 2019).
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