Perceptual asymmetry and youths' responses to stress: Understanding vulnerability to depression

Megan Flynn, Karen D. Rudolph
2007 Cognition & Emotion  
This research examined the hypothesis that reduced posterior right hemisphere activity interferes with the regulation of emotions and behavior in response to stress, creating vulnerability to depression. Consistent with a diathesis-stress model, we predicted that youth with a reduced posterior right hemisphere bias in emotional processing would engage in less adaptive responses to stress, which would be associated with depressive symptoms in those who reported the recent experience of high, but
more » ... not low, levels of stress. Participants were 510 4 th through 8 th graders who completed the Chimeric Faces Task and measures of responses to stress and depressive symptoms.
doi:10.1080/02699930600824635 pmid:26279599 pmcid:PMC4533908 fatcat:7mm46tleczgcncwlzrx2oyyspm