Cognitive Vulnerability to Depression in Children: An Idiographic, Longitudinal Examination of Inferential Styles

@article{Cohen2011CognitiveVT,
  title={Cognitive Vulnerability to Depression in Children: An Idiographic, Longitudinal Examination of Inferential Styles},
  author={Joseph Rich Cohen and Jami F. Young and John R. Z. Abela},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={36},
  pages={643-654}
}
The present study examined the applicability of the hopelessness theory in children in the third grade. Participants included 206 students (111 boys and 95 girls) whose average age was 8.47 (SD = 0.56) years. Participants completed self-report measures assessing inferential styles at baseline, and negative events and depressive symptoms six times over a 7 weeks period. Results showed that depressogenic inferential styles concerning the self interacted with negative events to predict depressive… CONTINUE READING