Margaret Lumley (Assistant Professor)
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Developmental psychopathology, Adolescent depression and mood disorder, Childhood maltreatment, Cognitive vulnerability to depression in adolescence, Cognitive schemas, Positive psychology and youth mental health
The purpose of my research program is to significantly further understanding of factors that predict mood psychopathology and foster emotional resilience in youth. In particular, I focus on the development of cognitive vulnerability and resilience to childhood/adolescent mood psychopathology in family and peer contexts. My youth depression research considers the child as a whole person, assessing strengths and positive outcomes along with psychopathology, uniquely examining risk and resilience alongside one and other bridging psychopathology, developmental psychology and positive psychology paradigms. By developing and rigorously investigating mood psychopathology theory and its application to innovative intervention, my ultimate aim is to make a significant contribution to challenging depression and promoting positive emotional functioning in adolescence.
Ontario Mental Health Foundation New Investigator Fellowship
SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship
Significant Research Contributions:
Lumley, M. N., & Harkness, K. L. (2007). Specificity in the relations among childhood adversities, early maladaptive schemas, and symptom profiles in adolescent depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 31, 639-657.
Harkness, K. L., & Lumley, M. N. (2007). Child abuse and neglect and the development of depression in children and adolescents. In J. R. Z. Abela & B. L. Hankin (Eds.) Depression in Children and Adolescents (pp 466-488). New York: Guilford.
Keyfitz, L., Lumley, M. N., Hennig, K. H. & Dozois, D. J. A. (April 2, 2012). Development of a positive schema inventory for youth. Cognitive Therapy and Research. Advance online publication DOI: 10.1007/s10608-012-9455-6.
Lumley, M. N., Dozois, D. J. A., Hennig, K. H., & **Marsh A. L. (2011) Perceptions of parenting, cognitive organization, and depression symptoms in youth. Cognitive Therapy & Research. Advance online publication DOI: 10.1007/s10608-011-9365-z.
Other Research Outputs :
Lumley, M. N., & Harkness, K. L. (2009). Childhood maltreatment and depressotypic
cognitive organization. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 33(5), 511-522.
Harkness, K. L., Lumley, M. N., & Truss, A. E. (2008). Stress generation in adolescent
depression: The moderating role of child abuse and neglect. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36, 3, 421-432.
Lumley, M. N., & Harkness, K. L. (2007). Specificity in the relations among childhood
adversities, early maladaptive schemas, and symptom profiles in adolescent depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 31, 639-657
Harkness, K.L., Bruce, A. E., & Lumley, M.N. (2006). The role of childhood abuse and
neglect in the sensitization to stressful life events in adolescent depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 115, 730-741.
Strengths in motion: Report on student strengths and engagement in area high schools.
Childhood maltreatment and adolescent depression