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Susan Nolen-Hoeksema to address the 19th Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention

Association for Psychological Science

One of the foremost experts in depression research, Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, will speak at the 19th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science in Washington, DC, May 24-27th. Nolen-Hoeksema is professor of psychology at Yale University and the author of numerous books and scholarly articles on the subject of mental illness.

Her address, "Lost in Thought: Rumination and Depression", will examine how people "ruminate;" focusing feelings of distress and their possible causes and consequences without actually engaging in problem solving to alleviate them. Nolen-Hoeksema will demonstrate how rumination contributes to depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and substance abuse by examining the latest experimental studies on the causes of rumination and the best methods for intervention.

For more information on the APS 19th Annual Convention and to browse the interactive program, please visit:

This is an opportunity to learn about cutting edge research taking place in the field of depression.


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