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The Role Of Attributional Style, Dysfunctional Attitudes, And Negative Life Events On Depression In College Students, Linda V Frantom
UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations
Two major cognitive theories, Beck's cognitive theory (1967) and Seligman's reformulated learned helplessness theory (1978), have dominated depression research over the last fifteen years. Both of these theories propose a diathesis-stress model in which significant life events are imparted by specific cognitive styles; This study incorporated the major tenets of both theories to examine the role of dysfunctional attitudes, attributional style, and negative life events on Beck Depression Inventory scores in college students. It was hypothesized that the latter two components would interact with negative life events to predict initial and future depression scores; Ninety-eight introductory psychology students ...