4. Decentering as a Facilitator of Psychological Well-Being

Joseph Milosch Eastern Illinois University
Faculty Sponsor(s): Ronan Bernas Eastern Illinois University
The first purpose of this study is to examine the association between decentering and psychological well-being. The second purpose of this study is to determine which component of decentering is more critical in fostering positive psychological outcomes. Higher levels of the overall construct of decentering are expected to correlate with higher levels of positive affect and life satisfaction, and lower levels of negative affect, depression, anxiety, and stress. With regards to the relative impact of the two components of decentering, it is expected that higher levels of intentional decentered perspective will be more predictive of positive psychological outcomes and higher levels of non-reactivity to thought content will be more predictive of reduced negative psychological outcomes. Avoiding being reactive and drawn to one’s thoughts and feelings is expected to minimize negative psychological outcomes.
Poster Presentation

When & Where

Irwin Library Lower Level