Stephanie Davis will present how anxiety and depression can be conceptualized as disorders
of emotion and emotion regulation on Tuesday, December 1, from 3:30–4:45 p.m. in Uhler Hall, Room 111.
and depression are common disorders in childhood and adolescence that tend to
follow a chronic course. In this presentation, Davis will discuss how both
disorders can be conceptualized as disorders of emotion and emotion regulation.
Data will be presented from two studies. The first study applied a group-based
modeling approach to examine the interplay between the temperamental trait of
negative emotionality and aspects of positive and negative parenting on the
development of internalizing disorders from early childhood to adolescence. The
second study sought to determine whether youth with clinical diagnoses of
anxiety and depression could be differentiated based on features of emotion and
emotion regulation. To achieve this, the study utilized ecological momentary
assessment (EMA) data to examine youth’s experience of and response to negative
emotions in real-life. Taken together, results from these studies support the
importance of both emotion and emotion regulation in the course of anxiety and
depression. The presentation will discuss clinical implications of these
findings and provide avenues for future research.
Note: Davis is a candidate for an assistant professor position in the Psychology Department.