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Date of Award

7-26-1996

Degree Type

Thesis (On-Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Psychology

Committee Chair

Maryka Biaggio, PhD

Abstract

This thesis examines cognitive and trait models of depression and finds that neither negative explanatory style, a cognitive concept, nor neuroticism, a trait-based concept, can completely account for depression. The combination of negative explanatory style and neuroticism is therefore evaluated, and the possibility that a more effective description of the development of depression may result from a framework which combines these variables is discussed.

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