Emotion regulation is a form of self-regulation that helps individuals pursue goals, engage in social interactions, and navigate the environment. Rumination is one emotion regulation strategy associated with a failure to self-regulate; it exacerbates negative mood through passive self-reflection and brooding. In this chapter, we review the role of rumination in the development of depression, detail the mechanisms by which ruminative thinking impedes problem solving, and discuss the role of rumination in the onset of other forms of psychopathology in adolescence, including anxiety, binge-drinking, binge-eating, self-harm, and mania. We then discuss interventions that target rumination by teaching more effective ways to pursue goals and regulate emotions and conclude with future directions in rumination research in youth.
|Title of host publication||Self-Regulation in Adolescence|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of pages||21|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|