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Depression Research and Treatment Program

Department of Psychology

John E. Roberts, Ph.D., Director
Park Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260-4110, USA
Phone: (716) 645-0184; Email: robertsj@buffalo.edu

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Peer Reviewed Articles
Asterisks denote papers with a student as first author

*Vergara-Lopez, C. Lopez-Vergara, H., & Roberts, J.E. (2015). Testing a “content meets process” model of depression vulnerability and rumination: Exploring the moderating role of set-shifting deficits. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. doi:10.1016/j.jbtep.2015.08.002

*Kyung, Y., Yanes, P.K., & Roberts, J.E. (2015). Disentangling the specificity of autobiographical memory: Distinctiveness versus detail. Memory.

Hoorens, V., Takano, K., Franck, E., Roberts, J. E., & Raes, F. (2015). Initial and noninitial name-letter preferences as obtained through repeated letter rating tasks continue to reflect (different aspects of) self-esteem. Psychological Assessment, 27, 905-914. doi:10.1037/pas0000092

*Vergara-Lopez, C. & Roberts, J.E. (2015). An application of Behavioral Activation Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder in the context of complicated grief, low social-economic status, and ethnic minority status. Clinical Case Studies, 14, 247-261.

*Vergara-Lopez, C., Kyung, Y., Detschmer, A., & Roberts, J.E. (2014). Testing the Cognitive Catalyst Model with idiographic content: Rumination moderates the association between self-discrepancies and depressive symptoms. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 5, 351-362.

*Gamble, S.A., Chronis-Tuscano, A. Roberts, J.E., Ciesla, J.A., & Pelham, W.E. (2013). Self-esteem reactivity among mothers of children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The moderating role of depression history. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 1233–1242.

*Yanes, P.K., Morse, G.D., Hsiao, C.B., Simms, L.J., Roberts, J.E. (2012). Autobiographical memory specificity and the persistence of depressive symptoms in HIV-positive patients: Rumination and social problem solving skills as mediators. Cognition & Emotion, 26 (8), 1496-1507.

*Vergara, C. & Roberts, J.E. (2012). Self-discrepancies in vulnerability to depression: The role of feared self-guides. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36, 847–853.

*Calmes, C.A. & Roberts, J.E.  (2012). Erratum to: Repetitive thought and emotional distress:  Rumination and worry as prospective predictors of depressive and anxious symptomatology. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36, 258.

*Vergara, C. & Roberts, J.E. (2011). Motivation and goal orientation in vulnerability to depression. Cognition & Emotion, 25, 1281-1290.

*Ciesla, J.A., Felton, J.W., & Roberts, J.E. (2011). Testing the Cognitive Catalyst Model of depression: Does rumination amplify the impact of cognitive diatheses in response to stress? Cognition & Emotion, 25, 1349-1357.

*Kashdan, T.B. & Roberts, J.E. (2011). Comorbid social anxiety disorder in clients with depressive disorders: Predicting changes in depressive symptoms, therapeutic relationships, and focus of attention in group treatment. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49, 875-884.

Simms, L.J., Goldberg, L.R., Roberts, J.E., Watson, D., Welte, J., & Rotterman, J.H. (2011). Computerized adaptive assessment of personality disorder: Introducing the CAT-PD Project. Journal of Personality Assessment, 93, 380-389.

*Prisciandaro, J.J. & Roberts, J.E. (2011). Evidence for the continuous latent structure of mania in the Epidemiologic Catchment Area from multiple latent structure and construct validation methodologies. Psychological Medicine, 41, 575-588.

*Yanes, P.K., Tiffany, S.T., & Roberts, J.E. (2010). Cognitive therapy for co-occurring depression and behaviors associated with Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder. Clinical Case Studies, 9, 369-382.

*Bottonari, K.A., Safren, S.A., McQuaid, J.R., Hsiao, C.B., & Roberts, J.E. (2010). A longitudinal investigation of the impact of life stress on HIV treatment adherence. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 33, 486-495.

*Prisciandaro, J.J. & Roberts, J.E. (2009). A comparison of the predictive abilities of dimensional and categorical models of unipolar depression in the National Comorbidity Survey. Psychological Medicine, 39, 1087-1096.

*Prisciandaro, J.J. & Roberts, J.E. (2009). Initial treatment success followed by failure: How do we deal with toxic core beliefs in the context of comorbid major depression with psychotic features, social phobia, and axis ii pathology? Clinical Case Studies, 8, 193-209.

*Calmes, C.A. & Roberts, J.E. (2008). Rumination in interpersonal relationships: Does co-rumination explain gender differences in emotional distress and relationship satisfaction among college students? Cognitive Therapy and Research, 32, 577-590.

*Yanes, P.K., Roberts, J.E., & Carlos, E.L. (2008). Does overgeneral autobiographical memory result from poor memory for task instructions? Memory, 16, 669-677.

*Bottonari, K.A., Roberts, J.E., Thomas, S. N., & Read, J. P. (2008). Stop thinking and start doing: Switching from cognitive therapy to behavioral activation in a case of chronic treatment resistant depression. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 15, 376-388.

*Ciesla, J.A. & Roberts, J.E. (2007). Rumination, negative cognition, and their interactive effects on depressed mood: Two laboratory studiesEmotion, 7, 555-565.

*Calmes, C.A. & Roberts, J.E.  (2007). Repetitive thought and emotional distress:  Rumination and worry as prospective predictors of depressive and anxious symptomatology. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 31, 343-356.

Kassel, J.D., Wardle, M., & Roberts, J.E. (2007). Adult attachment security and college student substance use. Addictive Behaviors, 32, 1164-1176.

*Kelly, M.A.R., Roberts, J.E., & Bottonari, K.A. (2007). Non-treatment related sudden gains in depression: The role of self-evaluation. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, 737-747.

*Bottonari, K. A., Roberts, J. E., Kelly, M. A. R., Kashdan, T. B., & Ciesla, J. A. (2007). A prospective investigation of the impact of interpersonal style on stress generation among clinically depressed individuals. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, 179-188.

*Kashdan, T.B., & Roberts, J.E. (2007). Social anxiety, depressive symptoms, and post-event rumination: Affective consequences and social contextual influences. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 21, 284-301.

*Direnfeld, D.M., & Roberts, J.E. (2006). Mood congruent memory in dysphoria: The roles of state affect and cognitive style. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44, 1275-1285.

Roberts, J.E., Carlos, E.L., & Kashdan, T.B. (2006). The impact of depressive symptoms, self-esteem and neuroticism on trajectories of overgeneral autobiographical memory over repeated trials. Cognition & Emotion, 20, 383-401.

Monroe, S.M., Guillaumont, J., Torres, L., Harkness, K.L., Roberts, J.E., Frank, E., & Kupfer, D. (2006). Life stress and treatment course of recurrent depression: III. Non-severe life events predict recurrence over 3 years.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 112-120.

*Chronis, A.M., Gamble, S.A., Roberts, J.E., & Pelham, W.E. (2006). Cognitive-behavioral depression treatment for mothers of children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Behavior Therapy, 37, 143-158.

*Kashdan, T.B., & Roberts, J.E. (2006). Affective outcome in superficial and intimate interactions: Roles of social anxiety and curiosity. Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 140-167. 

*Prisciandaro, J.J., & Roberts, J.E. (2005). A taxometric investigation of unipolar depression in the National Comorbidity Survey.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 114, 718-728.

*Bottonari, K.A., Roberts, J.E., Ciesla, J.A., & Hewitt, R.G. (2005).  Life stress and adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV+ individuals: A preliminary investigation. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 11, 718-727.

*Gamble, S.A., & Roberts, J.E. (2005).  Adolescents' perceptions of primary caregivers and cognitive style: The roles of attachment security and gender. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 25, 123-141.

*Kelly, M.A.R., Roberts, J.E., & Ciesla, J.A. (2005). Sudden gains in cognitive behavioral treatment for depression: When do they occur and do they matter? Behaviour Research and Therapy, 43, 703-714.

*Muller, J., & Roberts, J.E. (2005). Memory and attention in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 19, 1-28.

*Ciesla, J.A., Roberts, J.E., & Hewitt, R.G. (2004). Adult attachment and high-risk sexual behavior among HIV-positive patients. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34, 108-124.

*Kashdan, T.B., & Roberts, J.E. (2004). Trait and state curiosity in the genesis of intimacy: Differentiation from related constructs. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 23, 792-816.

*Kashdan, T.B., & Roberts, J.E. (2004). Social anxiety’s impact on affect, curiosity, and social self-efficacy during a high self-focus social threat situation. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 28, 118-141.

*Chronis, A.M., Pelham, W.E., Gnagy, E.M., Roberts, J.E., & Aronoff, H.R. (2003). The impact of a late-afternoon dose of stimulant medication on the mood and perceived competence of parents of children with ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 32, 118-126.

*Ciesla, J.A., & Roberts, J.E. (2002). Self-directed thought and response to treatment for depression: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, 16, 435-453.

*Southall, D., & Roberts, J.E. (2002). Attributional style and self-esteem in vulnerability to adolescent depressive symptoms following life stress: A 14-week prospective study. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 26, 563-579.

*Ciesla, J.A., & Roberts, J.E. (2001). A meta-analysis of risk for Major Depressive Disorder among HIV-positive individuals. American Journal of Psychiatry, 158, 725-730.

Roberts, J.E. & Gamble, S.A. (2001). Current mood-state and past depression as predictors of self-esteem and dysfunctional attitudes among adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences, 30, 1023-1037.

Roberts, J.E., Ciesla, J.A., Direnfeld, D.M., & Hewitt, R.G. (2001). Emotional distress among HIV-positive individuals: the roles of acute negative life events and psychological diatheses. Personality and Individual Differences, 30, 241-257.

McQuaid, J.R., Monroe, S.M., Roberts, J.E., Kupfer, D.J., & Frank, E. (2000). A comparison of two life stress assessment approaches: Prospective prediction of treatment outcome in recurrent depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 109, 787-791.

Roberts, J.E., Shapiro, A.M., & Gamble, S. (1999). Level and perceived stability of self-esteem prospectively predict depressive symptoms during psychoeducational group treatment. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 38, 425-429.

*Shapiro, A.M., Roberts, J.E., & Beck, J.G. (1999). Differentiating symptoms of anxiety and depression in older adults: Distinct cognitive and affective profiles? Cognitive Therapy and Research, 23, 53-74.

Nolan, S.A., Roberts, J.E., & Gotlib, I.H. (1998). Neuroticism and ruminative response style as predictors of change in depressive symptoms. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 22, 445-455.

Roberts, J.E., Gilboa, E., & Gotlib, I.H. (1998). Ruminative response style and vulnerability to episodes of dysphoria: Gender, neuroticism, and episode duration. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 22, 401-423.

*Hankin, B.L., Roberts, J., & Gotlib, I.H. (1997). Elevated self-standards and emotional distress during adolescence: Emotional specificity and gender differences. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 21, 663-697.

Roberts, J.E., & Gotlib, I.H. (1997). Temporal variability in global self-esteem and specific self-evaluation as prospective predictors of emotional distress: Specificity in predictors and outcome. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 106, 521-529.

Roberts, J.E., & Kassel, J.D. (1997). Labile self-esteem, stressful life events, and depressive symptoms: Prospective data testing a model of vulnerability. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 21, 569-589.

Gilboa, E., Roberts, J.E., & Gotlib, I.H. (1997). The effects of induced and naturally occurring dysphoric mood on biases in self-evaluation and memory. Cognition & Emotion, 11, 65-82.

Roberts, J.E., & Gotlib, I.H. (1997). Lifetime episodes of dysphoria: Gender, early childhood loss, and personality. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 36, 195-208.

Monroe, S.M., Roberts, J.E., Kupfer, D.J., & Frank, E. (1996). Life stress and treatment course of recurrent depression. 2: Post-recovery associations with attrition, symptom course, and recurrence over 3 years. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 105, 313-328.

Roberts, J.E., & Kassel, J.D. (1996). Mood-state dependence in cognitive vulnerability to depression: The roles of positive and negative affect. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 20, 1-12.

Roberts, J.E., Gotlib, I.H., & Kassel, J.D. (1996). Adult attachment security and symptoms of depression: The mediating roles of dysfunctional attitudes and low self-esteem. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 70, 310-320.

Johnson, S.L., & Roberts, J.E. (1995). Life events and bipolar disorder: Implications from biological theories. Psychological Bulletin, 117, 434-449.

Roberts, J.E., Kassel, J.D., & Gotlib, I.H. (1995). Level and stability of self-esteem as predictors of depressive symptoms. Personality and Individual Differences, 19, 217-224.

Roberts, J.E., & Monroe, S.M. (1994). A multidimensional model of self-esteem in depression. Clinical Psychology Review, 14, 161-181.

McQuaid, J.R., Monroe, S.M., Roberts, J.E., Johnson, S., Garamoni, G., Kupfer, D., & Frank, E. (1992). Toward the standardization of life stress assessment: Definitional discrepancies and inconsistencies in method. Stress Medicine, 8, 47-56.

Roberts, J.E., & Monroe, S.M. (1992). Vulnerable self-esteem and depressive symptoms: Prospective findings comparing three alternative conceptualizations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 62, 804-812.

Monroe, S.M., & Roberts, J.E. (1990). Conceptualizing and measuring life stress: Problems, principles, procedures, progress. Stress Medicine, 6, 209-216.

Franklin, K.M., Janoff-Bulman, R., & Roberts, J.E. (1990). The long-term impact of parental divorce on optimism and trust: Changes in general assumptions or narrow beliefs? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 59, 743-755.

Other Publications

Roberts, J.E. & Hermans, D. (2009). Self-esteem and depression. In R. Ingram (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Depression. New York: Springer.

Roberts, J.E. & Ciesla, J.A. (2007). Stress generation.  In G. Fink (Ed.), Encyclopedia of stress, 2nd Edition (pp. 601-605). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Roberts, J.E. (2006).  Self-esteem from a clinical perspective. In M. Kernis (Ed.), Self-esteem: Issues and answers (pp. 298-305). Psychology Press.

Roberts, J.E. & Ciesla, J.A. (2000). Stress generation in the context of depressive disorders . In G. Fink (Ed.), Encyclopedia of stress (pp. 512-518). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Roberts, J.E., & Monroe, S.M. (1999). Vulnerable self-esteem and social processes in depression: Toward an interpersonal model of self-esteem regulation. In T. Joiner & J. Coyne (Eds.), The interactional nature of depression: Advances in interpersonal approaches (pp. 149-187). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Roberts, J.E., & Gotlib, I.H. (1997). Social support and personality in depression: Implications from quantitative genetics. In G.R. Pierce, B. Lakey, I.G. Sarason, & B.R. Sarason (Eds.), Social support and personality: Structure, process, and change (pp. 187-214). New York: Plenum.

Roberts, J.E., & Hartlage, S. (1996). Cognitive rehabilitation interventions for depressed patients. In P.W. Corrigan, & S.C. Yudofsky (Eds.), Cognitive rehabilitation of neuropsychiatric disorders (pp. 371-392). Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press.

Gotlib, I.H., Roberts, J.E., & Gilboa, E. (1996). Cognitive interference in depression. In I.G. Sarason, G.R. Pierce, & B.R. Sarason (Eds.), Cognitive interference: Theories, methods, and findings (pp. 347-377). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Monroe, S.M., & Roberts, J.E. (1991). Psychopathology research. In M. Hersen, A.E. Kazdin, & A.S. Bellack (Eds.), The clinical psychology handbook (Second edition; pp. 276-292). New York: Pergamon Press.