Behavioral Activation (BA) is a contemporary behavioral therapy that aims to lessen depressive symptoms by increasing the activity of depressed individuals. There are many protocols for implementing BA, with most protocols being relatively similar. One difference frequently observed between protocols is the inclusion or omission of values (Kanter et al., 2006, 2009). Despite this variation in protocol, there has yet to be an empirical exploration of whether including values in BA makes the therapy more effective. The current study examines the effect of values-based activation on mood by manipulating the inclusion of values in an activation prompt with a general college student sample. Therefore, the research question that this study aims to answer is whether values-enhanced activation has a more significant impact on mood compared to regular activation
Dr. Daniel Maitland
First Advisor Department
Dr. Eric Cooke
Bock, Joshua, "The Effects of Activation and Values-Enhanced Activation on Mood" (2023). Honors Projects. 911.