Meta-cognition, Decision Making and Working Memory as Mediators Between Coping with Stress Styles and Major Depressive Disorder
International Journal of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Volume 1, Issue 1, August 2016, Pages: 1-8
Received: May 15, 2016; Accepted: May 27, 2016; Published: Jun. 14, 2016
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Ghazal Zandkarimi, Faculty of Educational Sciences & Psychology, Group of Psychology, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran
Seyedeh Monavar Yazdi, Faculty of Educational Sciences & Psychology, Group of Psychology, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran
Zohreh Khosravi, Faculty of Educational Sciences & Psychology, Group of Psychology, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran
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This study aimed to investigate the mediator roles of meta-cognition, decision making and working memory between coping with stress styles and major depressive disorder (MDD). The sample size was 250 participants that filled in five scales to assess MDD, coping with stress styles and executive functions. The model representing the mediation role of meta-cognition, decision making and working memory between coping with stress styles and MDD is fit. The effect of problem focused coping (PFC) on meta-cognition as well as the effect of emotion focused coping (EFC) on working memory was strongly significant. Decision making was an executive function that independently influenced on MDD. Our overall results represented that the main executive functions that strongly influenced the correlation between coping with stress styles and MDD were meta-cognition, working memory and decision making respectively.
Coping with Stress Styles, Decision Making, Executive Functions, Major Depressive Disorder, Meta-cognition & Working Memory
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Ghazal Zandkarimi, Seyedeh Monavar Yazdi, Zohreh Khosravi, Meta-cognition, Decision Making and Working Memory as Mediators Between Coping with Stress Styles and Major Depressive Disorder, International Journal of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-8. doi: 10.11648/j.ijpbs.20160101.11
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