Representative Publications


Haeffel, G.J., Jeronimus, B.F., Kaiser, B.N., Weaver, L.J., Soyster, P.D., Fisher, A.J., Vargas, I., Goodson,  J.T., & Lu, W.  (2021). Folk Classification and Factor Rotations: Whales, Sharks, and the Problems with HiTOP. Clinical Psychological Science.

Alatorre, A.I., DePaola, R.V.,  & Haeffel, G.J. (2020).  Academic achievement and depressive symptoms: Are fixed mindsets distinct from negative attributional style? Learning and Individual Differences, 77, 101811.

Sasso, M.P., Giovanetti, A.K., Schied, A.L., Burke, H.H., & Haeffel, G.J. (2019). #Sad: Twitter Content Predicts Changes in Cognitive Vulnerability and Depressive Symptoms. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 43, 657-665.

Giovanetti, A.K., Revord, J.C., Sasso, M.P., & Haeffel, G.J. (2019). Self-distancing may be harmful: Third-person writing increases levels of depressive symptoms compared to traditional expressive writing and no writing.  Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 38, 50-68.

Haeffel, G.J. & Kaschak, M.P. (2019). Rethinking how we think about cognitive interventions for depression: An example from second language acquisition. Clinical Psychological Science, 7, 68-76.

Haeffel, G.J. (2017). Don't sleep on it: Less sleep reduces risk for depressive symptoms in cognitively vulnerable undergraduates. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,113, 925-938.

Haeffel, G.J., Hein, S., Square, A., Macomber, D., Lee, M., Chapman, J. & Grigorenko, E.L. (2017). Evaluating a social problem solving intervention for juvenile detainees: Depressive outcomes and moderators of effectiveness. Development and Psychopathology, 29, 1035-1042.

Haeffel, G.J., Hershenberg, R.E., Goodson, J.T., Hein, S., Square, A., Grigorenko, E., & Chapman, J. (2017). The hopelessness theory of depression: Clinical utility and generalizability. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 41, 543-555..

Junkins, M.B., & Haeffel, G.J. (2017). Rumination: Reflection can amplify the depressogenic effects of brooding. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 10, 34-46.

Russel, A., Haeffel, G.J., Hankin, B.L., Maxwell, S.E., & Perara, R.A. (2014). Moving beyond main effects: A data analytic strategy for testing complex theories of clinical phenomena. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 21, 385-397.

Haeffel, G.J. & Hames, J.L. (2014).  Cognitive vulnerability to depression can be contagious.  Clinical Psychological  Science, 2, 75-85.

Haeffel, G.J., Eastman, M., & Grigorenko, E.L. (2012).  Using a cognitive endophenotype to identify risk genes for depression. Neuroscience Letters, 510, 10-13.

Haeffel, G.J., et al. (2012).  Too much of a good thing: Testing the efficacy of a cognitive bias modification task for cognitively vulnerable individuals. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36, 493-501.

Haeffel, G.J. (2011). After further deliberation: Cognitive vulnerability predicts changes in event-specific negative inferences for a poor midterm grade.  Cognitive Therapy and Research, 35, 285-292

Haeffel, G.J. (2011). Motion as motivation: Using repetitive flexion movements to stimulate the approach system.  Behavior  Therapy, 42, 667-675.

Haeffel, G.J. & Howard, G.S. (2010). Self-report: Psychology's four-letter word.  American Journal of Psychology, 123, 181-188.

Haeffel, G.J. & Vargas, I.  (2011). Resilience to depressive symptoms: The buffering effects of enhancing cognitive style and positive life events.  Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 42, 13-18.

Haeffel, G.J. & Mathew, A.R. (2010). Inside thoughts and outside influences: Cognitive vulnerability moderates the effect of decreases in perceived social support on depressive symptoms.  Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 29, 283-302.

Haeffel, G.J. (2010). When self-help is no help:  Traditional cognitive skills training does not prevent depressive symptoms in people who ruminate. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 152-157.

Haeffel, G.J. (2010). Cognitive vulnerability to depressive symptoms in college students: A comparison of traditional, weakest-link, and flexibility operationalizations.  Cognitive Therapy and Research, 34, 92-98.

Haeffel, G.J. Abramson, L.Y., Brazy, P., & Shah, J. (2008).  Hopelessness theory and the approach  system: Cognitive vulnerability predicts decreases in goal-directed behavior. Cognitive Therapy and Research 32, 281-290.

Haeffel, G.J., Getchell, M., Koposov, R.A., Yrigollen, C.M., DeYoung, C.G., Klinteberg, B., Oreland, L., Ruchkin, V.V., Pakstis, A., & Grigorenko, E.L. (2008). Association between polymorphisms in the dopamine transporter gene and depression: Evidence for a gene–environment interaction in a sample of juvenile detainees.  Psychological Science, 19, 62-69.

Haeffel, G.J., Gibb, B.E., Abramson, L.Y., Alloy, L.B., Metalsky, G.I., Joiner, T., Hankin, B.L., and Swendsen, J. (2008).  Measuring cognitive vulnerability to depression: Development and validation of the Cognitive Style Questionnaire.  Clinical Psychology Review, 28, 824-836.

Halberstadt, L., Haeffel, G.J., Abramson, L.Y., Mukherji, B.R., Metalsky, G.I., & Dykman, B.M. (2008).   Schematic processing: A comparison of clinically depressed, dysphoric, and nondepressed college students.  Cognitive Therapy and Research, 32, 843-855.

Haeffel, G.J., Abramson, L.Y., Brazy, P., Shah, J., Teachman, B., & Nosek, B. (2007). Explicit and implicit cognition: A preliminary test of a dual-process theory of cognitive vulnerability.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, 1155-1167.

Haeffel, G.J. & Grigorenko, E.L. (2007). Cognitive vulnerability to depression: Exploring risk and resilience.  Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 16, 435-448.

Haeffel, G.J., Voelz, Z.R., & Joiner, T.E. (2007).  Vulnerability to depressive symptoms:  Clarifying the role of excessive reassurance-seeking and perceived social support in an interpersonal model of depression. Cognition & Emotion, 21, 681-688.

Haeffel, G.J., Abramson, L.Y., Voelz, Z.R., Metalsky, G.I., Halberstadt, L., Dykman, B.M., Donovan, P., Hogan, M.E., Hankin, B.L., & Alloy, L.B. (2005).  Negative cognitive styles, dysfunctional attitudes, and the remitted depression paradigm: A search for the elusive cognitive vulnerability to depression factor among remitted depressives. Emotion, 5, 343-348.

Hankin, B.L., Abramson, L.Y., Miller, N., & Haeffel, G.J.  (2004). Cognitive vulnerability-stress theories of depression: Examining affective specificity in the prediction of depression versus anxiety in three prospective studies. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 28, 309-345.

Haeffel, G.J., Abramson, L.Y., Voelz, Z.R., Metalsky, G.I., Halberstadt, L., Dykman, B.M., Donovan, P., Hogan, M.E., Hankin, B.L., & Alloy, L.B. (2003).  Cognitive vulnerability to depression and lifetime history of Axis I psychopathology: A comparison of negative cognitive styles (CSQ) and dysfunctional attitudes (DAS).  Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, 17, 3-22. 

Voelz, Z.R., Haeffel, G.J., Joiner, T.E., & Wagner, K.D. (2003). Reducing hopelessness: The interaction of enhancing and depressogenic attributional styles for positive and negative life events among youth psychiatric inpatients.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 41, 1183-1198.