|Susan K. Nolen-Hoeksema|
May 22, 1959|
Springfield, Illinois, United States
|Died||January 2, 2013
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
|Institutions||Yale University, Stanford University, University of Michigan|
|Alma mater||Yale University, University of Pennsylvania|
|Known for||Rumination, depression, gender|
Susan Nolen-Hoeksema (May 22, 1959–January 2, 2013) was an American Professor of Psychology at Yale University. Her research explored how mood regulation strategies could correlate to a person's vulnerability to depression, with special focus on a construct she called rumination as well as gender differences.
Education and employment
Nolen-Hoeksema was born in Springfield, Illinois. As an undergraduate, Susan Nolen-Hoeksema attended Yale University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She graduated in 1982 summa cum laude. She then went on to University of Pennsylvania where she earned a Master of Arts (1984) and Ph.D (1986) in clinical psychology.
From 1986 to 1995, she was a faculty member at Stanford University receiving tenure in 1993. From 1995 to 2004 she was a tenured professor at University of Michigan in the Personality Area. From 2004 to 2013, Nolen-Hoeksema was a professor and researcher at Yale, as well as the head of the Yale Depression and Cognition Program.
She died on January 2, 2013 of complications from heart surgery to repair damage caused by a blood infection.
Honors and awards
Dr. Nolen-Hoeksema received several honors and awards for her research on depression, mood-regulation and gender. She received the Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association, the Leadership Award from the Committee on Women of the American Psychological Association in 2001, and the Research Career Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. In 2013, Dr. Nolen-Hoeksema received the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Nolen-Hoeksema's life work and research was honored in February 2014 by a special section in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, volume 123, issue 1.
Depression and Cognition Program
Nolen-Hoeksema led the Depression and Cognition Program at Yale University, which explores how emotion regulation strategies affect the predisposition, development, and maintenance of psychopathology. Though traditionally the focus of the lab was on depression, past and current work focused on Generalized anxiety disorder, Social anxiety disorder and other mood disorders.
Nolen-Hoeksema published a dozen books, including scholarly books, textbooks, and three books for the general public on women's mental health.
|The Power of Women: Harness Your Unique Strengths at Home, at Work, and in Your Community||2010||N/A||Times Books|
|Handbook of depression in adolescents||2008||Lori Hilt||Routledge|
|Women Conquering Depression: How to Gain Control of Eating, Drinking, and Overthinking and Embrace a Healthier Life||2006||N/A||Henry Holt|
|The APA Dictionary of Psychology||2006||Gary VandenBos (Editor in Chief)||American Psychological Association Press|
|Women Who Think Too Much: How to Break Free of Overthinking and Reclaim Your Life||2003||N/A||Holt|
|Coping With Loss||1999||Judith Larson||Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers|
|Clashing Views on Abnormal Psychology||1998||N/A||Dushkin/McGraw-Hill|
|Sex Differences in Depression||1990||N/A||Stanford University Press|
Nolen-Hoeksema published over 100 research articles. Below is a selection of her most cited work.
|Sex differences in unipolar depression: Evidence and theory||1987||N/A||Psychological Bulletin||101(2)||259-282|
|Responses to depression and their effects on the duration of depressive episode||1991||N/A||Journal of Abnormal Psychology||100(4)||569-582|
|Effects of rumination and distraction on naturally occurring depressed mood||1993||Jannay Morrow||Cognition & Emotion||7(6)||561-570|
|The emergence of gender differences in depression during adolescence||1994||Joan S. Girgus||Psychological Bulletin||115(3)||424-443|
|Explaining the gender difference in depressive symptoms||1999||Judith Larson, Carla Grayson||Journal of Personality and Social Psychology||77(5)||1061-1072|
|The role of rumination in depressive disorders and mixed anxiety/depressive symptoms||2000||N/A||Journal of Abnormal Psychology||109(3)||504-511|
|Cognitive inflexibility among ruminators and nonruminators||2000||Robert N. Davis||Cognitive Therapy and Research||24(6)||699-711|
|Gender differences in risk factors and consequences for alcohol use and problems||2004||N/A||Clinical Psychology Review||24(8)||981-1010|
|Reciprocal relations between rumination and bulimic, substance abuse, and depressive symptoms in female adolescents||2007||Eric Stice, Emily Wade, Cara Bohon||Journal of Abnormal Psychology||116(1)||198-207|
|Rethinking rumination||2008||Blair Wisco, Sonja Lyubomirsky||Perspectives on Psychological Science||3(5)||400-424|
|Effect of visual perspective on memory and interpretation in dysphoria||2011||Blair E. Wisco||Behaviour Research and Therapy||49(6-7)||406-412|
|A heuristic for developing transdiagnostic models of psychopathology: Explaining multifinality and divergent trajectories||2011||Edward R. Watkins||Perspectives on Psychological Science||6(6)||589-609|
|When are adaptive strategies most predictive of psychopathology?||2012||Amelia Aldao||Journal of Abnormal Psychology||121(1)||276-281|
|Emotion regulation and psychopathology: The role of gender||2012||N/A||Annual Review of Clinical Psychology||8||161-187|
- Menton, Jane Darby (4 January 2013). "Psychology department chair dies". Yale Daily News.
- "In memoriam: Susan Nolen-Hoeksema". Yale News. 7 January 2013.
- Carey, Benedict (13 January 2013). "Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Psychologist Who Studied Depression in Women, Dies at 53". The New York Times.
- Kaslow, Nadine J.; Hilt, Lori; Wisco, Blair E.; Brownell, Kelly D. (July–August 2013). "Susan Nolen-Hoeksema (1959-2013)". American Psychologist 68 (5) (American Psychological Association). p. 404. doi:10.1037/a0033053.
- "Yale Depression & Cognition Program". Yale.edu. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
- Widiger, Thomas; Cannon, Tyrone D. (March 2013), In Memoriam: Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology 9, doi:10.1146/annurev-cp-9-031513-100001
- "Susan Nolen-Hoeksema". Psychology Today. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
- "Yale Depression & Cognition Program". Yale.edu. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
- "Honoring a Lifetime of Achievement: Susan K. Nolen-Hoeksema". Association for Psychological Science. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-12.
- "Reflecting on a Lifetime of Achievement". APS Observer 26 (3) (Association for Psychological Science). March 2013. pp. 12–13.
- Jaffe, Eric (July–August 2013). "A Legend in the Study of Rumination". APS Observer 26 (6) (Association for Psychological Science). pp. 25–26.
- "Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Volume 123, Issue 1 (February 2014)". American Psychological Association. Retrieved 2014-04-07.
- Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan (2010). The Power of Women: Harness Your Unique Strengths at Home, at Work, and in Your Community. Times Books. ISBN 0805088679.
- Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan; Hilt, Lori M. (2012). Handbook of Depression in Adolescents. Routledge. ISBN 0415648203.
- Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan (2010). Women Conquering Depression: How to Gain Control of Eating, Drinking, and Overthinking and Embrace a Healthier Life. Holt Paperbacks. ISBN 0805092226.
- Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan (2004). Women Who Think Too Much: How to Break Free of Overthinking and Reclaim Your Life. Holt Paperbacks. ISBN 0805075259.
- Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan; Larson, Judith M. (1998). Coping with Loss. Routledge. ISBN 0805821392.
- Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan (1993). Sex Differences in Depression. Stanford University Press. ISBN 0804721807.
- Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan (March 1987), Sex differences in unipolar depression: Evidence and theory, Psychological Bulletin 101 (2): 259–282, doi:10.1037/0033-2909.101.2.259, PMID 3562707
- Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan (November 1991), Responses to depression and their effects on the duration of depressive episodes, Journal of Abnormal Psychology 100 (4): 569–582, doi:10.1037/0021-843X.100.4.569, PMID 1757671
- Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan; Morrow, Jannay (1993), Effects of rumination and distraction on naturally occurring depressed mood, Cognition & Emotion 7 (6): 561–570, doi:10.1080/02699939308409206
- Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan; Girgus, Joan S. (May 1994), The emergence of gender differences in depression during adolescence, Psychological Bulletin 115 (3): 424–443, doi:10.1037/0033-2909.115.3.424
- Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan; Larson, Judith; Grayson, Carla (November 1999), Explaining the gender difference in depressive symptoms, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 77 (5): 1061–1072, doi:10.1037/0022-35220.127.116.111
- Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan (August 2000), The role of rumination in depressive disorders and mixed anxiety/depressive symptoms, Journal of Abnormal Psychology 109 (3): 504–511, doi:10.1037/0021-843X.109.3.504, PMID 11016119
- Davis, Robert N.; Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan (December 2000), Cognitive inflexibility among ruminators and nonruminators, Cognitive Therapy and Research 24 (6): 699–711, doi:10.1023/A:1005591412406
- Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan (December 2004), Gender differences in risk factors and consequences for alcohol use and problems, Clinical Psychology Review 24 (8): 981–1010, doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2004.08.003
- Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan; Stice, Eric; Wade, Emily; Bohon, Cara (February 2007), Reciprocal relations between rumination and bulimic, substance abuse, and depressive symptoms in female adolescents, Journal of Abnormal Psychology 116 (1): 198–207, doi:10.1037/0021-843X.116.1.198
- Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan; Wisco, Blair E.; Lyubomirsky, Sonja (September 2008), Rethinking rumination, Perspectives on Psychological Science 3 (5): 400–424, doi:10.1111/j.1745-6924.2008.00088.x
- Wisco, Blair E.; Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan (June 2011), Effect of visual perspective on memory and interpretation in dysphoria, Behaviour Research and Therapy 49 (6-7): 406–412, doi:10.1016/j.brat.2011.03.012
- Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan; Watkins, Edward R. (November 2011), A heuristic for developing transdiagnostic models of psychopathology: Explaining multifinality and divergent trajectories, Perspectives on Psychological Science 6 (6): 589–609, doi:10.1177/1745691611419672
- Aldao, Amelia; Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan (February 2012), When are adaptive strategies most predictive of psychopathology?, Journal of Abnormal Psychology 121 (1): 276–281, doi:10.1037/a0023598
- Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan (April 2012), Emotion regulation and psychopathology: The role of gender, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology 8: 161–187, doi:10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-032511-143109
- What Happens When Things Go Wrong: Mental Illness, Part I, Paul Bloom and Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Academic Earth