Rumination and Related Constructs - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128125458

Rumination and Related Constructs

1st Edition

Causes, Consequences, and Treatment of Thinking Too Much

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Authors: Ashley Borders
Paperback ISBN: 9780128125458
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st April 2020
Page Count: 300
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Causes, Consequences and Treatment of Rumination: The Science of Thinking Too Much provides a complete synthesis of the existing research on rumination. It features clinical methods for detecting when and why rumination is occurring in clients and includes treatment modalities that have been shown to reduce unnecessary emotional distress. The book also applies a transdiagnostic overview of the broader theory and research on rumination, looking beyond depression to emphasize the wide range of outcomes associated with ruminative thought. Finally, the book examines the developmental origins of rumination (including childhood abuse and the role of negative experiences), and much more.

Key Features

  • Summarizes the existing research on the emotional, behavioral and physical consequences of rumination
  • Introduces readers to established treatments for rumination
  • Looks at the causes of why people ruminate
  • Includes recommended research approaches and a look at future directions in the field


Psychology researchers; clinical psychologists; advanced undergrad and graduate students

Table of Contents


1. Rumination and Mood Disorders

2. Rumination and Anxiety-Related Disorders

3. Rumination, Anger, and Aggression

4. Rumination and Dysregulated Behaviors

5. Rumination and Physical Functioning

6. Consequences of Expressed Rumination

7. Triggers of Rumination

8. Beliefs, Traits, and Motivations Underlying Rumination

9. Rumination, Cognition, and the Brain

10. Cognitive Behavioral Therapies

11. Mindfulness-Based Therapies

12. Metacognitive Therapy



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About the Author

Ashley Borders

Associate Professor of Psychology at The College of New Jersey, and research affiliate with the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center at the VA Medical Center in East Orange, NJ. Her research focuses on exploring the causes and consequences of rumination. Using both cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-focused therapies, she applies her and others’ empirical findings to help clients suffering from maladaptive rumination. She has published her findings in various peer-reviewed psychology journals. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, USA

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