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Bridging the link between trauma, brain development and depression: epigenetic mechanisms
Despite its large impact on the individual and society, we currently have only a rudimentary understanding of the biological basis of Major Depressive Disorder, even less so in adolescent populations. This thesis focuses ...
Emotion Regulation in Adolescence: A Mechanism in the Development of Internalizing Symptoms
The overarching goal of the current dissertation was to examine how emotion regulation (ER) underlies the development of anxious and depressive symptoms in adolescence. Each study took a comprehensive and longitudinal ...
The role of avoidance and stress in understanding emotional dysfunction in adults and adolescents with a fixed emotion mindset
Emotion mindsets refer to global beliefs about the controllability of one’s emotions. Individuals with fixed emotion mindsets view their emotions as uncontrollable and believe that no effort or strategy on their part can ...