M. E. Flynn

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This research examined three possible models to explain how childhood social adversity and recent stress interact to predict depression in youth: stress sensitization, stress amplification, and stress inoculation. Drawing from a stress-sensitization theory of depression, we hypothesized that exposure to childhood adversity, in the form of disruptions in(More)
This study examined whether a transactional interpersonal life stress model helps to explain the continuity in depression over time in girls. Youth (86 girls, 81 boys; M age = 12.41, SD = 1.19) and their caregivers participated in a three-wave longitudinal study. Depression and episodic life stress were assessed with semistructured interviews. Path analysis(More)
OBJECTIVE To cross-validate the Delirium Rating Scale (DRS). DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING Geriatric medicine and geriatric psychiatry assessment units and consultation services. PARTICIPANTS A total of 104 older patients on the above services. MEASUREMENTS Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score, Barthel Index score, DRS score, Blessed(More)
We examined concurrent and prospective associations of self-focused cognitive styles with bipolar spectrum disorders. Controlling for depressive and hypomanic/manic symptoms, 125 individuals with bipolar spectrum disorders scored higher than 149 demographically similar normal controls on the rumination scale of the Response Styles Questionnaire (RSQ) and(More)
In this study, the authors examined whether exposure to relational victimization was associated with children's thoughts, emotions, and behavior in an unfamiliar, challenging peer context. Children (110 girls, 96 boys; mean age = 10.13 years, SD = 1.16) reported on their exposure to relational victimization by peers. Following a challenging interaction with(More)
This research examined the hypothesis that reduced posterior right hemisphere activity interferes with the regulation of emotions and behavior in response to stress, creating vulnerability to depression. Consistent with a diathesis-stress model, we predicted that youth with a reduced posterior right hemisphere bias in emotional processing would engage in(More)
This research examined an integration of cognitive and interpersonal theories of depression by investigating the prospective contribution of depressive rumination to perceptions of social support, the generation of interpersonal stress, and depressive symptoms. It was hypothesized that depressive ruminators would generate stress in their relationships, and(More)
This research examined the proposal that ineffective responses to common interpersonal problems disrupt youths' relationships, which, in turn, contributes to depression during adolescence. Youth (86 girls, 81 boys; M age = 12.41, SD = 1.19) and their primary female caregivers participated in a three-wave longitudinal study. Youth completed a measure(More)
This research explored the contribution of social goal orientation, specifically, development (improving social skills and relationships), demonstration-approach (gaining positive judgments), and demonstration-avoidance (minimizing negative judgments). Children (N = 373; M age = 7.97, SD = .34) were followed from 2nd to 3rd grades. Validity of the social(More)
Watta and Hassoun recently proposed a coupled gradient neural network for mixed integer programming. In this network continuous neurons were used to represent discrete variables. For the larger temporal problem they attempted many of the solutions found were infeasible. This letter proposes an augmented Hopfield network which is similar to the coupled(More)