Negative Mental Time Travel (MTT)

Negative Mental Time Travel (MTT)

Negative Mental Time Travel (Neg- ative MTT), which encompasses negative reminiscence such as reflecting on the causes of a positive event with an emphasis on external attribution (e.g., ‘‘I got an A because the exam was really easy”) and negative anticipations of its future consequences (e.g., ‘‘My streak of luck is going to end soon, I’d better be careful”, ‘‘These positive feelings won’t last”). This type of cognition has been associated with lower self-esteem, greater rumination, and more severe depressive symptoms

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