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Caretaking Behaviors and Stress Reactivity in Adolescents of Depressed Parents

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dc.contributor.advisor Smith, Craig A.
dc.contributor.author Hudson, Kelsey
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-02T17:51:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-02T17:51:03Z
dc.date.issued 2011-05-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/4805
dc.description This study was designed to explore the correlates of stress reactivity and caretaking behaviors in an at-risk sample of children living with a parent who has experienced at least one episode of major depressive disorder during the lifetime of his or her child. This thesis was written to satisfy the requirements of PSY 2990: Honors Psychology Research under Craig Smith. en_US
dc.description.abstract The mechanisms of stress responses “fight or flight” and “tend and befriend” were used to define the stress response to parental depression. In a sample of 180 families of parents with a history of major depressive disorder, observed and reported caretaking behaviors and levels of stress-reactivity were examined. The association of children’s emotional and instrumental caretaking behaviors with levels of physiological and emotional stress response will be identified. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in Psychological Sciences en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University
dc.subject Caretaking, stress reactivity, adolescent depressive symptoms en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Depression en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Children of depressed persons en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Stress in children en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Stress in adolescence en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Caring in children en_US
dc.title Caretaking Behaviors and Stress Reactivity in Adolescents of Depressed Parents en_US
dc.title.alternative Caretaking and stress reactivity en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.college Vanderbilt University en_US
dc.description.department Psychological Sciences en_US


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