Susan Nolen-Hoeksema

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Susan K. Nolen-Hoeksema
Born (1959-05-22)May 22, 1959
Springfield, Illinois, United States
Died January 2, 2013(2013-01-02) (aged 53)
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Fields Psychology
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)[1][2] 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.[3][4]

Biography[edit]

Education and employment[edit]

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.[5]

She was the founding editor of the Annual Review of Clinical Psychology from 2005 to 2013.[6]

She died on January 2, 2013 of complications from heart surgery to repair damage caused by a blood infection.[1]

Honors and awards[edit]

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,[7] the Leadership Award from the Committee on Women of the American Psychological Association in 2001,[8] and the Research Career Award from the National Institute of Mental Health.[7] In 2013, Dr. Nolen-Hoeksema received the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science.[9][10][11] 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.[12]

Associated laboratories[edit]

Depression and Cognition Program[edit]

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.

Bibliography[edit]

Books[edit]

Nolen-Hoeksema published a dozen books, including scholarly books, textbooks, and three books for the general public on women's mental health.

Title Year Co-Authors Publisher
The Power of Women: Harness Your Unique Strengths at Home, at Work, and in Your Community[13] 2010 N/A Times Books
Handbook of depression in adolescents[14] 2008 Lori Hilt Routledge
Women Conquering Depression: How to Gain Control of Eating, Drinking, and Overthinking and Embrace a Healthier Life[15] 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[16] 2003 N/A Holt
Coping With Loss[17] 1999 Judith Larson Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers
Clashing Views on Abnormal Psychology 1998 N/A Dushkin/McGraw-Hill
Sex Differences in Depression[18] 1990 N/A Stanford University Press

Selected research[edit]

Nolen-Hoeksema published over 100 research articles. Below is a selection of her most cited work.

Title Year Co-Authors Journal Volume Pages
Sex differences in unipolar depression: Evidence and theory[19] 1987 N/A Psychological Bulletin 101(2) 259-282
Responses to depression and their effects on the duration of depressive episode[20] 1991 N/A Journal of Abnormal Psychology 100(4) 569-582
Effects of rumination and distraction on naturally occurring depressed mood[21] 1993 Jannay Morrow Cognition & Emotion 7(6) 561-570
The emergence of gender differences in depression during adolescence[22] 1994 Joan S. Girgus Psychological Bulletin 115(3) 424-443
Explaining the gender difference in depressive symptoms[23] 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[24] 2000 N/A Journal of Abnormal Psychology 109(3) 504-511
Cognitive inflexibility among ruminators and nonruminators[25] 2000 Robert N. Davis Cognitive Therapy and Research 24(6) 699-711
Gender differences in risk factors and consequences for alcohol use and problems[26] 2004 N/A Clinical Psychology Review 24(8) 981-1010
Reciprocal relations between rumination and bulimic, substance abuse, and depressive symptoms in female adolescents[27] 2007 Eric Stice, Emily Wade, Cara Bohon Journal of Abnormal Psychology 116(1) 198-207
Rethinking rumination[28] 2008 Blair Wisco, Sonja Lyubomirsky Perspectives on Psychological Science 3(5) 400-424
Effect of visual perspective on memory and interpretation in dysphoria[29] 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[30] 2011 Edward R. Watkins Perspectives on Psychological Science 6(6) 589-609
When are adaptive strategies most predictive of psychopathology?[31] 2012 Amelia Aldao Journal of Abnormal Psychology 121(1) 276-281
Emotion regulation and psychopathology: The role of gender[32] 2012 N/A Annual Review of Clinical Psychology 8 161-187

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Menton, Jane Darby (4 January 2013). "Psychology department chair dies". Yale Daily News. 
  2. ^ "In memoriam: Susan Nolen-Hoeksema". Yale News. 7 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Carey, Benedict (13 January 2013). "Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Psychologist Who Studied Depression in Women, Dies at 53". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "Yale Depression & Cognition Program". Yale.edu. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  6. ^ 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 
  7. ^ a b "Susan Nolen-Hoeksema". Psychology Today. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  8. ^ "Yale Depression & Cognition Program". Yale.edu. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  9. ^ "Honoring a Lifetime of Achievement: Susan K. Nolen-Hoeksema". Association for Psychological Science. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  10. ^ "Reflecting on a Lifetime of Achievement". APS Observer 26 (3) (Association for Psychological Science). March 2013. pp. 12–13. 
  11. ^ Jaffe, Eric (July–August 2013). "A Legend in the Study of Rumination". APS Observer 26 (6) (Association for Psychological Science). pp. 25–26. 
  12. ^ "Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Volume 123, Issue 1 (February 2014)". American Psychological Association. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  13. ^ Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan (2010). The Power of Women: Harness Your Unique Strengths at Home, at Work, and in Your Community. Times Books. ISBN 0805088679. 
  14. ^ Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan; Hilt, Lori M. (2012). Handbook of Depression in Adolescents. Routledge. ISBN 0415648203. 
  15. ^ 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. 
  16. ^ Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan (2004). Women Who Think Too Much: How to Break Free of Overthinking and Reclaim Your Life. Holt Paperbacks. ISBN 0805075259. 
  17. ^ Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan; Larson, Judith M. (1998). Coping with Loss. Routledge. ISBN 0805821392. 
  18. ^ Nolen-Hoeksema, Susan (1993). Sex Differences in Depression. Stanford University Press. ISBN 0804721807. 
  19. ^ 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 
  20. ^ 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 
  21. ^ 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 
  22. ^ 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 
  23. ^ 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:10.1037/0022-3514.77.5.1061 
  24. ^ 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 
  25. ^ 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 
  26. ^ 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 
  27. ^ 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 
  28. ^ 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 
  29. ^ 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 
  30. ^ 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 
  31. ^ 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 
  32. ^ 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 

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