Pleasant events, unpleasant events, and depression.

  title={Pleasant events, unpleasant events, and depression.},
  author={Ph. D. Marie Haring Sweeney and D E Shaeffer and Stuart J. Golin},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={43 1},
A review of previous research on Lewinsohn's model of depression shows that the causal link between a lack of response-contingent positive reinforcement and subsequent depression remains unsubstantiated. The present study was designed to explicitly test this causal relationship through the use of cross-lagged panel correlation. Measures of depression and pleasant events were taken at two different points in time separated by 1 month. The results revealed that the null hypothesis of spuriousness… CONTINUE READING