Clinical Psychology - Seattle Pacific University


 

Clinical Psychology
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Ave. W

Suite 107
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206-281-2839
Fax: 206-281-2695
clinicalpsyc@spu.edu

 

A.C.E. Lab Ongoing Research Studies

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SNAP-4-Kids examines how youth respond to stress emotionally, physiologically, and cognitively, and how individual differences in stress responding may be related to individual differences in temperament, rumination, and depressive symptoms. SNAP-4-Kids examines these processes in young adolescents (10–13 year olds). Involvement in the study includes a series of questionnaires and three visits to our lab at Seattle Pacific University.

SNAP-4-Kids is supported by a National Institute of Mental Health grant, #1R15MH09829401A1, titled “Physiological & Cognitive Pathways from Temperament to Adolescent Depression” (2013-2016).

Check out our progress so far!

To learn more, contact Dr. Amy Mezulis at mezulis@spu.edu.

 

 

PACE: The Positive Affect and College Events Study examines the relationships between positive and negative events, trait and state affectivity, and cognitive responses as they predict depressive and somatic symptoms among college students.  During the 2nd wave of data collection, PACE will also be examining the impacts of exercise on depressive symptoms, and predictors of nonsuicidal self-injury.  Participants respond to a series of questionnaires. 

To learn more, contact Dr. Amy Mezulis at mezulis@spu.edu.

 

 

Women Rock Study

Women ROCK is a depression-preventive intervention program for first-year females at SPU. Young women participate in an eight-week manualized stress and emotion regulation program teaching such skills as breathing techniques, mindfulness, and progressive muscle relaxation. Women report on stress, emotion regulation, and depressive symptoms across the first year of college.

To learn more, contact Dr. Amy Mezulis at mezulis@spu.edu.



A.C.E. Lab Affiliated Research Studies

Dr. Mezulis collaborates closely with Dr. Janet Hyde on the Wisconsin Study of Families and Work. WSFW is a longitudinal study following youth from birth to adulthood. Read more about WSFW.

A.C.E. Lab Prior Research Studies

The SNAP Study (Situational Negative Affect and Physiology) was conducted during 2010-2012. This study examined how individuals cope with stress emotionally, physiologically, and cognitively and how individual differences in stress coping was related to individual differences in temperament, rumination, and depressive symptoms. SNAP examined these processes in older adolescents (18–19 year olds).

The Stress and Coping Study was conducted during the 2008–10 school years. The purpose was to examine how negative cognitive style, rumination, co-rumination, and affect interact with stress to predict depressive symptoms. We also examined how these vulnerabilities are related to one another, how boys and girls differ in their mean levels of vulnerabilities and stress, and how boys and girls differ in the predictive relationships between vulnerabilities and stress and depression in adolescence. We used a weekly diary format to identify patterns among these variables over time.

Youth PREVAIL is a short-term prospective study examining stress, cognitive vulnerabilities, and depressive symptoms among LGBQ adolescents. To learn more, contact Jordan Simonson at simonson@spu.edu.

 

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