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dc.contributor.advisorSharp, Carla
dc.creatorPane, Heather
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-06T19:01:17Z
dc.date.available2013-02-06T19:01:17Z
dc.date.createdMay 2012
dc.date.issued2012-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/ETD-UH-2012-05-479
dc.description.abstractThe current study examined the role of emotion processing (i.e., ratings of emotional valence and intensity in response to emotional stimuli) in the intergenerational transmission of depressive disorders between mothers and their daughters (between ages 10-16 years). A high-risk design was used with three groups of mother-daughter dyads: (1) 17 depressed biological daughters of mothers with a history of depression (depressed group), (2) 68 non-depressed biological daughters of mothers with a history of depression (high-risk group), and (3) 52 non-depressed biological daughters of mothers with no history of depression (control group). Repeated measures analyses of variance were conducted to compare diagnostic groups and mothers and daughters within dyads on reported emotional valence and intensity for pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral affective pictures. Results indicated that depressed daughters reported the highest level of depression symptoms, followed by high-risk daughters, and then control daughters. With regard to emotion processing, the depressed group perceived higher intensity of pleasant pictures as compared to the control group. Also, similarities across generations (mothers and daughters within dyads) within each diagnostic group were found for perceived valence of pleasant pictures, and valence and intensity of neutral pictures. Implications will be discussed.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectDepression
dc.subjectIntergenerational transmission
dc.subjectEmotion processing
dc.subjectRisk
dc.subjectAffective pictures
dc.subject.lcshClinical psychology
dc.titleThe Role of Emotion Processing In the Intergenerational Transmission of Depression Between Mothers and Their Daughters
dc.date.updated2013-02-06T19:01:19Z
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology, Clinical
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.departmentPsychology
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBabcock, Julia C.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGrills-Taquechel, Amie E.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStrathearn, Lane
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dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
thesis.degree.majorClinical Psychology
dc.description.departmentPsychology
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


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