This study examined the relative efficacy of brief Cognitive Restructuring (CR) and Mindfulness-based interventions on the disruptive effects of perfectionistic concerns during an evaluative threat scenario. Participants were 70 undergraduate women at a private liberal arts college. Each participant was randomly assigned to an 8-minute CR, Mindfulness-based, or control intervention before participating in a 10-minute speech task in front of two audience members. Few intervention effects were found, but the results suggest that a CR intervention may best disrupt the harmful effects of perfectionistic concern over mistakes. Further research examining possible interventions for maladaptive perfectionism and its effects is needed.
Munroe, Mary, "The relative efficacy of brief cognitive restructuring and mindfulness-based interventions on perfectionistic concerns" (2008). Honors Project, Smith College, Northampton, MA.
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