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A Study of Depression and RelationshipsA primary concern for Psychology research is depression Depression affects a great dealof our population and many aspects of an individuals mental health and well-being In myresearch of books articles and Internet pages on depression I chose to base my papermainly on a 1994 article of a study of depression entitled Depression Working Models ofOthers and Relationship Functioning by Katherine B Carnelley Paula R Pietromonacoand Kenneth Jaffe This study focuses on the idea that the type of care received inchildhood positive or negative has a great effect on relationship functioning later inadulthood But there are two links between child-rearing and relationship functioningattachment style and depression Both derive from the type of care received in childhoodand affect relationship functioning and both exert a reciprocal influence on each otherin adulthood The researchers of this study wanted to examine all the correlationsbetween type of care attachment style depression and relationship functioning Theyproposed a three part hypothesis 1 A less positive childhood would result in an insecureattachment style and depression 2 Depressives would exhibit a preoccupied or fearfulstyle of attachment and 3 attachment style would affect relationship functioning morethan depression The research was conducted in two independent studies The first studysampled 204 college women Women were studied based on the very plausible assumptions thatwomen are more susceptible to depression than men and relationships carry moresignificance with women than men The women were screened using the Beck DepressionInventory a popular method of testing consisting of 21 multiple choice questions to beadministered by a clinician The questions range in scope from feelings of sadness to lossof libido From these results a sample of 163 was taken 73 whose scores indicated milddepression From this point the researchers administered various inventories to assess thetype of childhood care given romantic attachment styles and relationship functioning Depression appears to be the independent variable because the samplewas selected based on desired levels of depression Once the distinction in levels
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