Nils Beer's research while affiliated with London Metropolitan University and other places

Publications (4)

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Based on the recently developed construct of adaptive metacognitive traits and classic theories of coping, it was hypothesized that Confidence in Extinguishing Perseverative Thoughts and Emotions would correlate negatively with maladaptive coping, Confidence in Interpreting Own Emotions as Cues and in Setting Flexible and Feasible Hierarchies of Go...
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This study attempts to derive adaptive metacognitive self-regulatory processes by extending Wells and Matthews' (1994, 1996) and Wells' (2000) metacognitive model of psychological and emotional disorders and blending it with adaptive assets within a positive psychology framework. The assumption of this study is that adaptive self-regulation, specif...
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This paper describes the development of a questionnaire measuring adaptive metacognitive beliefs when facing challenging situations. In Study 1, a mixed sample of 313 worker and student participants completed a preliminary version of the questionnaire. Factor analysis revealed three correlated factors: (a) confidence in extinguishing perseveration,...

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... Given these results, two reflections can be raised: (1) the few correlations established by positive Metacognitions cast doubt on their relevance in pain self-regulation processes, although different theorists consider the role of beliefs and especially metacognitive beliefs fundamental factors in self-regulation phenomena (Bandura, 1998;Beer & Moneta, 2012;Vohs & Baumeister, 2011); or (2) based on their experiences, the patients have not developed useful or beneficial attributions to the content of their thoughts and control processes. ...
... Meta-mood is the ability to notice, distinguish, reflect and control ones' emotions, which can help individuals to identify and adjust negative emotions when facing stressful events and deal with negative events in a positive way [28]. It can improve individuals' anxiety, mental health level and obtain more happiness [29]. In addition, meta-mood also affects self-harmony, social adaptation and psychological resilience [30]. ...
... First, mental cultural intelligence plays a protective role in the process of acculturative stress damaging hope. Specifically, positive metacognition can promote more adaptive strategies and reduce nonadaptive coping strategies (Roussis & Wells, 2006;Beer & Moneta, 2010. Thus, although minority college students feel stress, positive metacognition enables them to adopt positive adaptation strategies, so their sense of hope will not be seriously damaged by stress. ...