2020 Volume 29 Issue 2 Pages 75-77
Previous research has suggested that chronic thought suppression exacerbates rumination. We examined the moderating effect of depression on the relationship between thought suppression and rumination, and found that chronic thought suppression predicted brooding, which is a maladaptive rumination style. Moreover, the level of depression moderated this relationship, such that the severer the depression, the stronger was the association between chronic thought suppression and brooding. In contrast, depression did not moderate the association between chronic thought suppression and reflection, which is a less maladaptive rumination style. Future directions for research on the relationship between thought suppression and rumination are discussed.