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A Legend in the Study of Rumination

Susan Nolen-Hoeksema of Yale University, a pioneer in the field of rumination, died in January at the age of 53 following heart surgery. A half dozen speakers — many of them scientific and academic protégés, and many of them choking up at times — gathered at the APS 25th Annual Convention to remember her life and work. Her husband, Richard, was on hand to receive the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award on her behalf. ... More>


A (new and revised) silver linings playbook

The Serenity Prayer is the cornerstone of many addiction recovery programs, including Alcoholics Anonymous. Borrowed from the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, it is most often recited this way today: “God, grant […]... More>


Gloomy Thinking Can Be Contagious


New Research From Clinical Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring the frequency, impact, and severity of exposure to traumatic events; mood management interventions and depression; and links between war zone stress, genetics, and attention. ... More>


Depressive Thinking Can Be Contagious