Cognitive Vulnerability to Depression Can Be Contagious

  title={Cognitive Vulnerability to Depression Can Be Contagious},
  author={Gerald J. Haeffel and Jennifer L. Hames},
Cognitive vulnerability is a potent risk factor for depression. Individual differences in cognitive vulnerability solidify in early adolescence and remain stable throughout the life span. However, stability does not mean immutability. We hypothesized that cognitive vulnerability would be susceptible to change during major life transitions when social milieus undergo significant changes (e.g., moving to college). Specifically, we tested the hypothesis that cognitive vulnerability could change… CONTINUE READING
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