Perceptions of stressful life events and depression: a test of attributional models.

@article{Cochran1985PerceptionsOS,
  title={Perceptions of stressful life events and depression: a test of attributional models.},
  author={Susan D. Cochran and Constance L. Hammen},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1985},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={
          1562-71
        }
}
A brief review of tests of the attributional model of depression suggests that there is only weak or inconsistent support for the predicted causal ascriptions by depressed persons for negative events. Moreover, in very few studies have researchers actually tested the causal predictions of the model. Finally, because many of the studies were conducted with normal college students, the generality of the model as applied to different populations needs to be investigated. We addressed three… CONTINUE READING

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