Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Are Some People Vulnerable to More Persistent Sad Moods Than Others?

Thu, August 16, 2012
Peter Clasen
Peter Clasen

A study by graduate student Peter Clasen has been published in theJournal of Abnormal Psychology. The study examines the relationship between biased attention for emotional stimuli and the persistence of sad mood in individuals with and without major depression (MDD). Findings suggest that attentional biases for negative stimuli (sad and fear stimuli) are associated with more persistent sad mood in general. However, biases for sad stimuli are associated with significantly greater impairments in mood recovery among individuals with MDD. Peter is a graduate student working in Dr. Christopher Beevers' Mood Disorders Lab. more >Read full paper | Mood Disorders Lab

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