Depression, nondepression, and cognitive illusions: reply to Schwartz.

  title={Depression, nondepression, and cognitive illusions: reply to Schwartz.},
  author={Lyn Y. Abramson and Lauren B. Alloy},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  volume={110 3},
In his comment, Schwartz argued that the Alloy and Abramson findings call into question the hypothesized causal link between learned helplessness and depression. Schwartz's contention is based on his interpretation of the Alloy and Abramson findings as showing that nondepressives cannot detect noncontingency. Although we argue that Schwartz has misinterpreted our data, we agree with his general contention that nondepressives may be relatively invulnerable to depression. We discuss the… CONTINUE READING

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