John R Z Abela

Summary

Affiliation: McGill University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi The relationship between self-complexity and depressive symptoms in third and seventh grade children: a short-term longitudinal study
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 30:155-66. 2002
  2. ncbi Symptoms of depression and anxiety in children: specificity of the hopelessness theory
    Karen Brozina
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 35:515-27. 2006
  3. ncbi Dysfunctional attitudes, self-esteem, and hassles: cognitive vulnerability to depression in children of affectively ill parents
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Stewart Biological Sciences Building 1205 Dr Penfield Avenue, Montreal Quebec Canada H3A 1B1
    Behav Res Ther 45:1127-40. 2007
  4. ncbi Excessive reassurance seeking, hassles, and depressive symptoms in children of affectively ill parents: a multiwave longitudinal study
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Stewart Biological Sciences Building, 1205 Dr Penfield Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 34:171-87. 2006
  5. ncbi Operationalizing the "vulnerability" and "stress" components of the hopelessness theory of depression: a multi-wave longitudinal study
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Stewart Biological Sciences Building, 1205 Dr Penfield Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1B1
    Behav Res Ther 44:1565-83. 2006
  6. ncbi The role of self-criticism, dependency, and hassles in the course of depressive illness: a multiwave longitudinal study
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal Quebec Canada
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 32:328-38. 2006
  7. ncbi The impact of parental borderline personality disorder on vulnerability to depression in children of affectively ill parents
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    J Pers Disord 19:68-83. 2005
  8. ncbi Depressogenic inferential styles, negative events, and depressive symptoms in youth: an attempt to reconcile past inconsistent findings
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Stewart Biological Sciences Building, Montreal, Que, Canada H3A 1B1
    Behav Res Ther 45:2397-406. 2007
  9. ncbi Interpersonal vulnerability to depression in high-risk children: the role of insecure attachment and reassurance seeking
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 34:182-92. 2005
  10. ncbi Operationalizing cognitive vulnerability and stress from the perspective of the hopelessness theory: a multi-wave longitudinal study of children of affectively ill parents
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Br J Clin Psychol 46:377-95. 2007

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi The relationship between self-complexity and depressive symptoms in third and seventh grade children: a short-term longitudinal study
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 30:155-66. 2002
    ..In line with hypotheses, however, high levels of negative self-complexity interacted with the occurrence of negative events to predict increases in depressive symptoms in seventh but not third grade children...
  2. ncbi Symptoms of depression and anxiety in children: specificity of the hopelessness theory
    Karen Brozina
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 35:515-27. 2006
    ..Consistent with the common etiology hypothesis, after controlling for the association between depressive and anxious symptoms, the effects of inferential styles about consequences and the self persisted...
  3. ncbi Dysfunctional attitudes, self-esteem, and hassles: cognitive vulnerability to depression in children of affectively ill parents
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Stewart Biological Sciences Building 1205 Dr Penfield Avenue, Montreal Quebec Canada H3A 1B1
    Behav Res Ther 45:1127-40. 2007
    ....
  4. ncbi Excessive reassurance seeking, hassles, and depressive symptoms in children of affectively ill parents: a multiwave longitudinal study
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Stewart Biological Sciences Building, 1205 Dr Penfield Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 34:171-87. 2006
    ....
  5. ncbi Operationalizing the "vulnerability" and "stress" components of the hopelessness theory of depression: a multi-wave longitudinal study
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Stewart Biological Sciences Building, 1205 Dr Penfield Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1B1
    Behav Res Ther 44:1565-83. 2006
    ..At the same time, equally strong support was obtained for the HT when stress was operationalized from a nomothetic perspective and when vulnerability was operationalized as a DIS about causes (but not consequences or self)...
  6. ncbi The role of self-criticism, dependency, and hassles in the course of depressive illness: a multiwave longitudinal study
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal Quebec Canada
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 32:328-38. 2006
    ..In contrast, high dependency was associated with chronically elevated depressive symptoms in low-self-esteem individuals...
  7. ncbi The impact of parental borderline personality disorder on vulnerability to depression in children of affectively ill parents
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    J Pers Disord 19:68-83. 2005
    ..Last, children of parents with comorbid BPD and MDD were 6.84 times more likely to exhibit a current or past diagnosis of MDD...
  8. ncbi Depressogenic inferential styles, negative events, and depressive symptoms in youth: an attempt to reconcile past inconsistent findings
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Stewart Biological Sciences Building, Montreal, Que, Canada H3A 1B1
    Behav Res Ther 45:2397-406. 2007
    ..Hierarchical linear modeling and time-lagged analyses indicated that a depressogenic weakest link was associated with greater elevations in depressive symptoms following elevations in stress...
  9. ncbi Interpersonal vulnerability to depression in high-risk children: the role of insecure attachment and reassurance seeking
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 34:182-92. 2005
    ..Furthermore, the interaction of insecure attachment with excessive reassurance was associated with a past history and greater severity of depressive episodes even after controlling for current depressive symptoms...
  10. ncbi Operationalizing cognitive vulnerability and stress from the perspective of the hopelessness theory: a multi-wave longitudinal study of children of affectively ill parents
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Br J Clin Psychol 46:377-95. 2007
    ..We also examined whether the association between within-subject fluctuations in hassles and depressive symptoms in cognitively vulnerable youth was moderated by absolute stress levels (the between-subject effect of stress)...
  11. ncbi A test of integration of the activation hypothesis and the diathesis-stress component of the hopelessness theory of depression
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, 1205 Dr Penfield Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1B1
    Br J Clin Psychol 43:111-28. 2004
    ..e. depressogenic inferential styles are typically latent cognitive processes that must be primed in order to be accurately assessed)...
  12. ncbi Cognitive vulnerability to depression in individuals with borderline personality disorder
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Pers Disord 17:319-29. 2003
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  13. ncbi Responses to depression in children: reconceptualizing the relation among response styles
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Stewart Biological Sciences Building, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 35:913-27. 2007
    ..In line with hypotheses, CRSQ ratio scores were more strongly associated with CDI residual change scores than were either CRSQ rumination or distraction and problem solving scores...
  14. ncbi Beck's cognitive theory of depression: a test of the diathesis-stress and causal mediation components
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Br J Clin Psychol 41:111-28. 2002
    ..This prospective study tested the diathesis-stress and causal mediation components of Beck's (1967, 1983) cognitive theory of depression...
  15. ncbi The timing of parent and child depression: a hopelessness theory perspective
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 35:253-63. 2006
    ..The strength of this association was greater in girls...
  16. doi Development and validation of the revised Children's Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale
    Chad M McWhinnie
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Br J Clin Psychol 48:287-308. 2009
    ....
  17. doi The cost of materialism in a collectivistic culture: predicting risky behavior engagement in Chinese adolescents
    Randy P Auerbach
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1B1
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 39:117-27. 2010
    ..At the same time, the effect was only present in boys. Unexpectedly, girls who reported lower levels of materialism also exhibited increased engagement in risky behaviors in response to negative events...
  18. ncbi Self-criticism, dependency, and stress reactivity: an experience sampling approach to testing Blatt and Zuroff's (1992) theory of personality predispositions to depression in high-risk youth
    Philippe Adams
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Stewart Biological Sciences Building, 1205 Dr Penfield Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 1B1
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 35:1440-51. 2009
    ..The results suggest that dependency and self-criticism represent distinct vulnerability factors to depression in youth...
  19. doi Rumination in response to stress as a common vulnerability factor to depression and substance misuse in adolescence
    Steven A Skitch
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Stewart Biological Sciences Building, 1205 Dr Penfield Avenue, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 1B1
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 36:1029-45. 2008
    ..Support was not obtained for fluctuations in depressive symptoms as a mediator of the relationship between negative events and substance misuse. Fluctuations in negative affect, however, were found to mediate this relationship...
  20. ncbi Behavioural inhibition, anxious symptoms, and depressive symptoms: a short-term prospective examination of a diathesis-stress model
    Karen Brozina
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, 1205 Dr Penfield Avenue, Montreal, Que, Canada H3A 1B1
    Behav Res Ther 44:1337-46. 2006
    ..Results demonstrated that children with high BI who experienced high levels of hassles during the 6-week follow-up interval showed increases in anxious symptoms, but not depressive symptoms...
  21. doi Understanding the role of coping in the development of depressive symptoms: symptom specificity, gender differences, and cross-cultural applicability
    Randy P Auerbach
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Br J Clin Psychol 49:547-61. 2010
    ..The secondary goals examined: the common vulnerability hypothesis, sex differences, and the cross-cultural generalizability...
  22. ncbi Specific vulnerability to depressive mood reactions in schoolchildren: the moderating role of self-esteem
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 32:408-18. 2003
    ..Six weeks later, participants completed questionnaires assessing depressed mood and negative events. Results provided limited support for the specific vulnerability hypothesis...
  23. doi Contagious depression: negative attachment cognitions as a moderator of the temporal association between parental depression and child depression
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 38:16-26. 2009
    ....
  24. pmc Cognitive vulnerability to depression in Canadian and Chinese adolescents
    Randy P Auerbach
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Stewart Biological Sciences Building, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 1B1
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 38:57-68. 2010
    ..Overall, these results may reflect culturally-relevant differences in the etiology of depression in Canadian and Chinese adolescents...
  25. ncbi A diathesis-stress model of engagement in risky behaviors in Chinese adolescents
    Randy P Auerbach
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Stewart Biological Sciences Building, 1205 Dr Penfield Avenue, Montreal, Que, Canada H3A 1B1
    Behav Res Ther 45:2850-60. 2007
    ..In contrast to our hypotheses, the association between the occurrence of negative events and increased engagement in risky behavior was not moderated by adaptive coping strategies...
  26. ncbi Responding to symptoms of depression and anxiety: emotion regulation, neuroticism, and engagement in risky behaviors
    Randy P Auerbach
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Stewart Biological Sciences Building, 1205 Dr Penfield Avenue, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 1B1
    Behav Res Ther 45:2182-91. 2007
    ..Unexpectedly, individuals who exhibited high levels of neuroticism and adaptive emotion regulation strategies exhibited decreased engagement in risky behaviors following increases in depressive or anxious symptoms...
  27. ncbi An examination of the response styles theory of depression in third- and seventh-grade children: a short-term longitudinal study
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 30:515-27. 2002
    ..Last, contrary to our hypotheses, neither distraction nor problem-solving response styles predicted decreases in depressive symptoms over the course of the study...
  28. doi A test of the integration of the hopelessness and response styles theories of depression in middle adolescence
    John R Z Abela
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Stewart Biological Sciences Building, 1205 Dr Penfield Avenue, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B1, Canada
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 38:354-64. 2009
    ..Contrary to the integrative theory, the relationship between a depressogenic weakest link and increases in hopelessness depression symptoms following negative events was not moderated by a ruminative response style...
  29. ncbi Adult attachment dimensions and specificity of emotional distress symptoms: prospective investigations of cognitive risk and interpersonal stress generation as mediating mechanisms
    Benjamin L Hankin
    University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
    Pers Soc Psychol Bull 31:136-51. 2005
    ..Results advance theory and empirical knowledge about why these interpersonal and cognitive mechanisms explain how insecurely attached people become depressed and anxious...
  30. ncbi Daily depression and cognitions about stress: evidence for a traitlike depressogenic cognitive style and the prediction of depressive symptoms in a prospective daily diary study
    Benjamin L Hankin
    Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 88:673-85. 2005
    ..Dispositional neuroticism and negative cognitive style interacted with daily negative cognitions in different ways to predict daily depressive symptoms...
  31. ncbi Reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the multidimensional anxiety scale for children among Chinese secondary school students
    Shuqiao Yao
    The Medical Psychological Research Center, Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410011, P R China
    Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 38:1-16. 2007
    ..The four factor structure was also invariant across sex and age. As the Chinese translation of the MASC indicated high levels of reliability and validity, the MASC-C is appropriate for assessing anxiety in Chinese adolescents...
  32. ncbi An examination of the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale, 11th version in a sample of Chinese adolescents
    Shuqiao Yao
    Medical Psychological Research Center, 2nd Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan 410011, PR China
    Percept Mot Skills 104:1169-82. 2007
    ..Current findings indicate that the translated scale is a promising tool with some further development for assessing impulsiveness with Chinese adolescents...

Research Grants1

  1. Genetic cognitive and interpersonal vulnerabilities to depression in youth
    John Abela; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Multilevel growth curve modeling will be used to test hypotheses. ..