Convergence: Connecting Levels of Analysis in Psychological Science
 In the past, our field harbored distinct, and often competing, schools of thought that tackled different problems and produced findings that often appeared to diverge. Today, investigators attack shared problems at complementary levels of analysis and produce results that converge. Studies of people in a social world; mental systems of cognition and emotion; and biological mechanisms of the genome and the nervous system interconnect and yield an integrated psychological science. The APS 23rd Annual Convention displays, and celebrates, these advances in our field.


A Pilot Study of the Relationship Between Self-Acceptance and Affective Despair

Poster Session VIII - Board: VIII- 152
Saturday, May 28, 2011, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Columbia Hall

Michael C. Amico
Housatonic Community College

Shannon Jackson
University of New Haven

Twelve college students responded to the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire and the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales (DASS). A significant negative correlation (r = -.69) was found between the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire and the Depression Subscale of the DASS, suggesting that depression is negatively related to the ability to manage one’s cognitive state and move beyond stressors.


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