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Title:
INTERPERSONAL CONSEQUENCES OF DEPRESSION.
Author:
McNiel, Dale Edward
Issue Date:
1983
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Recent approaches to the study of clinical depression stress the role of interpersonal processes in the course of the disorder. In particular, the responses of others to depressed persons are thought to be important in the maintenance of depression. Several empirical studies have shown that depressed patients tend to be rejected and to induce negative mood (e.g., depression, anxiety, and hostility) in others. The present study was a further attempt to assess the nature of the depressed person's interaction with his/her social environment. Thirty-four female subjects engaged in same sex face-to-face dyadic interactions with depressed patients, nondepressed patients, or normal controls. Behavioral and self report measures were taken of the response of others to depressed patients, nondepressed patients, and normal controls. Contrary to expectations, no characteristic patterns were identified in the response of others to depressed patients. Several possible explanations of the findings were presented. The results were discussed in terms of the interactional theory of depression and related to relevant empirical studies. Several suggestions for further research were presented.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Psychology, Clinical; Depression, Mental.; Psychology, Pathological.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Psychology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Arkowitz, Harold S.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleINTERPERSONAL CONSEQUENCES OF DEPRESSION.en_US
dc.creatorMcNiel, Dale Edwarden_US
dc.contributor.authorMcNiel, Dale Edwarden_US
dc.date.issued1983en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractRecent approaches to the study of clinical depression stress the role of interpersonal processes in the course of the disorder. In particular, the responses of others to depressed persons are thought to be important in the maintenance of depression. Several empirical studies have shown that depressed patients tend to be rejected and to induce negative mood (e.g., depression, anxiety, and hostility) in others. The present study was a further attempt to assess the nature of the depressed person's interaction with his/her social environment. Thirty-four female subjects engaged in same sex face-to-face dyadic interactions with depressed patients, nondepressed patients, or normal controls. Behavioral and self report measures were taken of the response of others to depressed patients, nondepressed patients, and normal controls. Contrary to expectations, no characteristic patterns were identified in the response of others to depressed patients. Several possible explanations of the findings were presented. The results were discussed in terms of the interactional theory of depression and related to relevant empirical studies. Several suggestions for further research were presented.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Clinicalen_US
dc.subjectDepression, Mental.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Pathological.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorArkowitz, Harold S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDomino, Georgeen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMadison, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.committeememberReitan, Ralphen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPool, Ronalden_US
dc.identifier.proquest8315295en_US
dc.identifier.oclc688637750en_US
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