Outstanding Master's Thesis/Report

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EMILY M. HOFFMAN - Psychology.  Ms. Hoffman's thesis, A Prospective Test of the Stress-Buffering Model of Adolescent Depression: Are We Working Too Hard to Find Support?, provides a rigorous test of a well-accepted hypothesis that the presence of social support mitigates the relation between stressful life events and the onset of depression (the stress-buffering model).  Her findings indicate that past prospective tests of the stress-buffering model have produced essentially no support for the theory.  Ms. Hoffman has received an invitation to revise and resubmit her thesis to the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, the premier publishing outlet for clinical psychologists.  Thesis supervisor:  Eric Stice.

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