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Caretaking Behaviors and Stress Reactivity in Adolescents of Depressed Parents

dc.contributor.advisorSmith, Craig (Craig Alexander)
dc.contributor.authorHudson, Kelsey
dc.descriptionThis 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.abstractThe 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.sponsorshipThesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in Psychological Sciencesen_US
dc.publisherVanderbilt University
dc.subjectCaretaking, stress reactivity, adolescent depressive symptomsen_US
dc.subject.lcshChildren of depressed personsen_US
dc.subject.lcshStress in childrenen_US
dc.subject.lcshStress in adolescenceen_US
dc.subject.lcshCaring in childrenen_US
dc.titleCaretaking Behaviors and Stress Reactivity in Adolescents of Depressed Parentsen_US
dc.title.alternativeCaretaking and stress reactivityen_US
dc.description.collegeVanderbilt Universityen_US
dc.description.departmentPsychological Sciencesen_US

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