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Does Psychoeducation Help People to Respond to Goal Lapses With Self-Compassion?

Biskas, Marios; Sirois, Fuschia M.; Webb, Thomas L.

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Marios Biskas

Thomas L. Webb



Abstract

Despite research indicating that responding with self-compassion to lapses in goal pursuit can help people to achieve their goals, there is evidence that people often struggle to respond with self-compassion when it would benefit them. One reason is that people may not be familiar with the concept of self-compassion or may think negatively of self-compassion. We propose that providing information about self-compassion and its benefits can help people to respond with self-compassion to lapses in goal pursuit. To test this, we randomly assigned participants to a self-compassion psychoeducation condition or control condition and then tested whether they responded with self-compassion to a recalled lapse. The results suggested that, although psychoeducation seemed to influence participants’ beliefs about self-compassion, there was no evidence that psychoeducation increased self-compassionate responding. This finding highlights the need to develop additional strategies to help people to translate knowledge about self-compassion into self-compassionate responses to lapses and difficulties.

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Biskas, M., Sirois, F. M., & Webb, T. L. (in press). Does Psychoeducation Help People to Respond to Goal Lapses With Self-Compassion?. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 41(8), 839-851. https://doi.org/10.1177/07342829231189010

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 17, 2023
Online Publication Date Jul 17, 2023
Deposit Date Feb 13, 2024
Publicly Available Date Feb 13, 2024
Journal Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment
Print ISSN 0734-2829
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 41
Issue 8
Pages 839-851
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/07342829231189010
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1932633

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