Given the same stressful life event, why is it that some people develop depression whereas others do not? According to the cognitive theories of depression, it depends on how you think about the stress. Some people have a “cognitive vulnerability” that interacts with stress to increase the likelihood of depression. Our research is focused on how best to conceptualize, measure, and change cognitive vulnerability. Please use the links above to learn more about our researchers and published work. 

The C&E Lab is dedicated to training future clinical scientists. Students are taught to think critically, write clearly, and speak effectively. The training curriculum includes: attending weekly lab meetings, designing studies, running participants, coding data, analyzing data, and helping with the day-to-day operations of the lab. Students are encouraged to develop their own research ideas, present at conferences, and co-author journal articles. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience for graduate school. If you are dependable, organized, and have a passion for clinical research, then we hope to hear from you soon. Undergraduates interested in joining the C&E Lab should contact Prof Haeffel to request an application. 


C&E Lab

Corbett Family Hall; University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN 46556; 574-631-9429