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Faculty - Emily Haigh

Emily Haigh Assistant Professor
374 Little Hall

Maine Mood Disorders Lab

Dr. Haigh plans to take a new graduate student for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Research Interests

The primary focus of my research is on examining cognitive processes that confer vulnerability to depression, contribute to the maintenance of the disorder or function to protect individuals from the recurrent nature of depression. To date, my work has focused on understanding the role of depressive rumination in the cognitive model of depression, examining decentering- or the ability to adopt a broader perspective as a possible target of ruminative processing, and examining dysfunctional thought content in individuals with a history of depression. In addition, I have been involved in several theoretical endeavors aimed at identifying, integrating and classifying different biological processes associated with the cognitive model of depression. Finally, I am interested in conducting research on transdiagnostic cognitive processes in service of validating a general cognitive model of psychopathology.

Selected Publications

  • Beck, A.T., & Haigh, E.A.P. (in press). Advances in Cognitive Theory and Therapy: The Generic Cognitive Model. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology.
  • Lau, M.A., Haigh, E.A.P., Christensen, B.K., Segal Z.V., & Taube-Schiff, M. (2012). Evaluating the Mood State Dependence of Automatic Thoughts and Dysfunctional Attitudes in Remitted Versus Never-Depressed Individuals. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 26(4), 381-389.
  • Foregard, M., Haigh, E.A.P., Beck, A.T., Davidson, R.J., Henn F. A., Maier, S. F., Mayberg, H.S., & Seligman, M.E.P. (2011). Beyond Depression: Towards a Process-Based Approach to Research, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Clinical Psychology Science and Practice. 18(4), 275-299.
  • Disner, S. G., Beevers, C. G., Haigh, E. A. P., & Beck, A. T. (2011). Neural mechanisms of the cognitive model of depression. Nature Review Neuroscience, 12(8), 467-477.
  • Haigh, E.A.P., Moore, M.T., Kashdan, T. B., & Fresco, D.M. (2011). Examination of the Factor Structure of the Langer Mindfulness/Mindlessness Scale. Assessment. 18(1), 11-26.
  • Fresco, D.M., Flynn, J., Menin, D. S., & Haigh, E.A.P. (2010) Mindfulness- based Cognitive Therapy. In J. D. Herbert & E. Forman (Eds.), Acceptance and Mindfulness in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. New York: Wiley.
  • Abela, J. R. Z., Hankin, B. L., Haigh, E. A. P., Adams, P., Vinokuroff,?T., & Trayhern, L. (2005). Interpersonal Vulnerability to Depression in High- Risk Children: The Role of Insecure Attachment and Reassurance Seeking. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 34(1), 182-192.
  • Abela, J. R. Z., Brozina, K., & Haigh, E. P. (2002). An examination of the response styles theory of depression in third- and seventh-grade children: A short-term longitudinal study. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 30(5), 515-527.

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