Selected Publications (last updated 1/20/2017)**

Rottenberg, J. (2017). Emotions in depression: What do we really know? Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 13. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-032816-045252


Cowden Hindash, A.,* & Rottenberg, J. (2017). Turning quickly on myself: Automatic interpretation biases in dysphoria are self-referent. Cognition and Emotion, 31, 2, 395-402. DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2015.1105792


O'Leary, K.,* Bylsma, L.M.,* & Rottenberg, J. (2016). Why might poor sleep quality lead to depression? A role for emotion regulation. Cognition and Emotion. DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2016.1247035


Bylsma, L.M.,* Mauss, I.B., & Rottenberg, J. (2016). Is the divide a chasm?: Bridging affective science with clinical practice. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 38, 1, 42-47. DOI 10.1007/s10862-015-9525-7


Panaite, V.,* Cowden Hindash, A.H.,* Bylsma, L.M.,* Small, B.J., Salomon, K., & Rottenberg, J. (2016). Respiratory sinus arrhythmia reactivity to a sad film predicts depression symptom improvement and symptomatic trajectory. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 99, 108-113.


Kovacs, M., Bylsma, L. M.,* Yaroslavsky, I., Rottenberg, J., George, C. J., Kiss, E., Halas, K., Benák, I., Baji, I., Vetro, A., & Kapornai, K. (2016). Positive affectivity is dampened in youths with histories of major depression and their never-depressed adolescent siblings. Psychological Clinical Science, 4, 4, 2109-2119. doi:10.1017/S003329171600057X


Bylsma, L. M*., Yaroslavsky, I., Rottenberg, J., Jennings, J. R.,  Kiss, E., Kapornai, K., Halas, K., Dochnal, R., Lefkovics, E., Baji, I., Vetró, A., & Kovacs, M. (2015). Juvenile onset depression alters cardiac autonomic balance in response to psychological and physical challenges. Biological Psychology, 110, 167-174. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2015.07.003


Bylsma, L. M.*, Yaroslavsky, I., Rottenberg, J., Kiss, E., Kapornai, K., Halas, K., ... & Kovacs, M. (2016). Familiality of mood repair responses among youth with and without histories of depression. Cognition and Emotion, 30, 4, 807-816. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2015.1025707


O'Leary, K.,* Small, B.J., Panaite, V.,* Bylsma, L.M.,* & Rottenberg, J. (2016). Sleep quality in healthy and mood-disorder persons predicts daily life emotional reactivity. Cognition and Emotion, 31:3, 435-443. DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2015.1126554


Kashdan, T.B., Rottenberg, J., Goodman, F.R., Disabato, D.J., & Begovic, E.* (2015). Lumping and slitting in the study of meaning in life: Thoughts on surfing, surgery, scents, and sermons. Psychological Inquiry, 26:4, 336-342. DOI: 10.1080/1047840X.2015.1073659


Kovacs, M., Yaroslavsky I., Rottenberg, J., George,  C. J., Baji, I., Benák, I., Dochnal R., Halas K., Kapornai K., Kiss, E., Osváth, V., Varga, H., & Vetró, A. (2015). Mood repair via attention refocusing or recall of positive memories among adolescents with pediatric-onset major depression. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.


Rottenberg, J., & Cowden Hindash, A.* (2015). Emerging evidence for emotion context insensitivity in depression. Current Opinion in Psychology, 1, 1-5.


Morris, B*., Bylsma, L*., Yaroslavsky, I., Kovacs, M. & Rottenberg, J. (2015). Reward learning in pediatric depression and anxiety: Preliminary findings in a high risk sample. Depression and Anxiety, 32, 373-381.

Panaite, V*., Salomon, K., Jin, A., & Rottenberg, J. (2015). Cardiovascular recovery from psychological and physiological challenge and risk for adverse cardiovascular outcomes and all-cause mortality. Psychosomatic Medicine, 77, 215-226.

Morris, B.H.*, & Rottenberg, J. (2015). Heightened reward learning under stress predicts depression resistance among anxious individuals. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 124, 115-

Yaroslavsky I., Rottenberg, J, & Kovacs, M. (2014). Atypical RSA patterns index a depression endophenotype. Development and Psychopathology. 26, 1337-1352.

Rottenberg, J. & Bylsma, L. M.* (2014). Emotional functioning in depression.  In Gotlib, I. H., & Hammen, C. L.  (Eds.). Handbook of depression. New York: Guilford Press.

Bylsma, L. M.*, Salomon, K., Taylor-Clift, A., Morris, B.H., & Rottenberg, J. (2014). Blunted respiratory sinus arrhythmia reactivity in major depressive disorder marks the depressed state. Psychosomatic Medicine, 76, 66-73.

Rottenberg, J., Yaroslavsky, I., Carney R. M., Freedland, K.E., George, C.J., Baji, I., Dochnal, R, Gádoros, J., Halas, K., Kapornai, K., Kiss, E., Osváth, V., Varga, J., Vetró, A.,

Kovacs, M. (2014). The association between major depressive disorder in childhood and risk factors for cardiovascular disorder in adolescence. Psychosomatic Medicine, 76, 122-



Morris, B. H.*, McGrath, A.C., Goldman, M.S., & Rottenberg, J. (2014). Parental depression confers greater prospective depression risk to females than males in emerging

adulthood. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, (published online).


Salomon, K., White, K.E., Bylsma, L.M.*, Panaite, V.*, & Rottenberg, J. (2013). Is blunted cardiovascular reactivity in depression mood-state dependent? A comparison of major

depressive disorder, remitted depression and healthy controls. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 90, 50-57.


Yaroslavsky, I., Bylsma, L. M.*, Rottenberg, J., & Kovacs, M. (2013). Combinations of resting RSA and RSA reactivity impact maladaptive mood repair and depression symptoms.

Biological Psychology, 94, 272-281.

Yaroslavsky, I., Rottenberg, J., & Kovacs, M. (2013). The utility of combining RSA indices in depression prediction. Journal of Abnormal Psychology,122, 314-321.

Rottenberg, J., & Vingerhoets, A.J.J.M. (2012). Crying: Call for a developmental lifespan approach. Personality and Social Psychology Compass, 6, 217-227.

Genzler, A. L., Rottenberg J., Kovacs, M., George, C., & Morey, J. (2012). Atypical development of resting respiratory sinus arrhythmia in children at high risk for depression. Developmental Psychobiology, 54, 556-567.

Bylsma, L.M.*, Rottenberg, J., Croon, M.A., & Vingerhoets, A.J.J.M. (2011). When and for whom does crying improve mood? A daily diary study of 1004 crying episodes. Journal of Research in Personality, 45, 385-392. 

Bylsma, L.M.*, Clift, A.*, & Rottenberg, J. (2011).  Emotional reactivity to daily events in major and minor depression.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 155-167.

Bylsma, L. M.*, & Rottenberg, J. (2011). Uncovering the dynamics of emotion regulation and dysfunction in daily life with ecological momentary assessment. In I. Nyklicek, A. J. J. M. Vingerhoets, & M. Zeelenberg (Eds.), Emotion regulation and well-Being (Part 3, pp. 225–244). New York, NY: Springer.

Clift, A.*, Morris, B.H.*, Rottenberg, J., & Kovacs, M. (2010). Emotion-modulated startle in anxiety disorders is blunted by comorbid depressive episodes. Psychological Medicine, 16, 1-11.

Kashdan, T.B., & Rottenberg, J. (2010). Psychological flexibility as a fundamental aspect of health. Clinical Psychology Review, 30, 865-878.


Bower, B., Bylsma, L. M.*, Morris, B. H.*, & Rottenberg, J. (2010). Poor reported sleep quality predicts low positive affect in daily life among healthy and mood disordered persons. The Journal of Sleep Research, 19, 323-332.


Peeters, F., Berkhof, J., Rottenberg, J., & Nicolson, N. A. (2010).  Ambulatory emotional reactivity to negative daily life events predicts remission from major depressive disorderBehaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 754-760.


Kovacs, M., Rottenberg, J., & George, C. (2009). Maladaptive mood repair responses distinguish young adults with early onset depressive disorders and predict future depressive outcomes. Psychological Medicine, 39, 1841-1854.


Morris, B. H.*, Bylsma, L. M.*, & Rottenberg, J. (2009). Does emotion predict the course of major depressive disorder? A review of prospective studies. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 48, 255–273.


Salomon, K., Clift, A.*, Karlsdottir, M., & Rottenberg, J. (2009). Major depressive disorder is associated with attenuated cardiovascular reactivity and impaired recovery among those free of cardiovascular diseaseHealth Psychology, 28, 157-165.


Vingerhoets, A., Bylsma, L.*, & Rottenberg, J.  (2009). Crying:  a biopsychosocial phenomenon.  In:  Thorsten Fögen (ed.), Tears in the Graeco-Roman World. Berlin & New York: de Gruyter.


Bylsma, L. M.*, Vingerhoets, A. J .J. M & Rottenberg, J. (2008). When is crying cathartic?: An international study. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 27, 1080-1102.


Rottenberg, J., Bylsma, L.M.*, & Vingerhoets, A. J.J.M. (2008). Is crying beneficial? Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17, 400-404.


Rottenberg, J., Bylsma, L.M.*, Wolvin, V., & Vingerhoets, A. J.J.M. (2008). Tears of sorrow, tears of joy: An individual differences approach to crying. Personality and Individual Differences, 45, 367-371.


Bylsma, L. M.*, Morris, B. H.*, Rottenberg, J. (2008). A meta-analysis of emotional reactivity in major depressive disorderClinical Psychology Review, 28, 676-91.


Rottenberg, J., Cevaal, A., & Vingerhoets, A. J.J.M. (2008). Do mood disorders alter crying? A pilot investigation. Depression and Anxiety, 25, E9-E-15.


Chentsova-Dutton, Y. E., Chu, J. P., Tsai, J.L., Rottenberg, J., Gross, J.J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2007). Depression and emotional responding in Asian Americans of East Asian Descent and European Americans. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116, 776-785.


Hendriks, M. C. P., Rottenberg, J., & Vingerhoets, A. J. J. M. (2007). Can the distress-signal and arousal-reduction views of crying be reconciled? Evidence from the cardiovascular system. Emotion, 7, 458- 463.


Rottenberg, J. (2007). Cardiac vagal control in depression: A critical analysis. Biological Psychology, 74, 200-211.


Rottenberg, J. & Gross, J.J. (2007). Emotion and emotion regulation: A map for psychotherapy researchers. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 14, 323-328.

Rottenberg, J., Chambers, A., Allen, J.J.B, & Manber, R. (2007). Cardiac vagal control in the severity and course of depression: The importance of symptomatic heterogeneity. Journal of Affective Disorders, 103, 173-179. 

Rottenberg, J., Clift, A.*, Bolden, S., & Salomon, K. (2007). RSA fluctuation in major depressive disorder. Psychophysiology, 44, 450-458.


Rottenberg, J., & Johnson, S. L. (2007) (Eds.) Emotion and Psychopathology: Bridging Affective and Clinical Science. APA Books: Washington, D.C.


Rottenberg, J., Ray, R. D., & Gross, J. J. (2007). Emotion elicitation using films. In: J. A. Coan & J. J. B. Allen (Eds.), The handbook of emotion elicitation and assessment. London: Oxford University Press.
    Films:  Amputation Film   Sticks Film

Rottenberg, J. & Vaughan, C. (2007). Emotion expression in depression: Emerging evidence for emotion context-insensitivity. In: J. Denollet, I. Nyklcek, A. J. J. M. Vingerhoets. (Eds) Emotion Regulation: Conceptual and Clinical Issues. Springer.

Vingerhoets, A. J. J. M., Rottenberg, J., Cevaal, A., & Nelson, J.K. (2007). Is there a relationship between depression and crying? A review. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 115, 340-351.

Peeters, F., Berkhof, J., Delespaul, P., Rottenberg, J., & Nicolson, N.A. (2006). Diurnal mood variation in major depressive disorder. Emotion, 6, 383-391.

Rottenberg, J., Hildner, J.C., & Gotlib, I. H. (2006). Idiographic autobiographical memories in major depressive disorder. Cognition & Emotion, 20, 114-128.

Rottenberg, J. (2005). Mood and emotion in major depression. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14, 167-170.

Rottenberg, J., Gross, J.J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2005). Emotion context insensitivity in major depressive disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 114, 627-639.

Rottenberg, J., Joormann, J., Brozovich, F., & Gotlib, I.H. (2005). Emotional intensity of idiographic sad memories in depression predicts symptom levels one year later. Emotion, 5, 238-242.

Rottenberg, J., Salomon, K., Gross, J.J., & Gotlib, I.H. (2005). Vagal withdrawal to a sad film predicts recovery from depression. Psychophysiology, 42, 277-281.

Rottenberg, J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2004). Socioemotional functioning in depression. In M. Power (Ed.), Mood disorders: A handbook of science and practice. (pp. 61-77). New York: Wiley.

Rottenberg, J., & Gross, J. J. (2003). When emotion goes wrong: Realizing the promise of affective science. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10, 227-232.

Rottenberg, J., Wilhelm, F. H., Gross, J. J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2003). Vagal rebound during resolution of tearful crying among depressed and nondepressed individuals. Psychophysiology, 40, 1-6.

Kasch, K. L., Rottenberg, J., Arnow, B. A., & Gotlib, I. H. (2002). Behavioral activation and inhibition systems and the severity and course of depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 111, 589-597.

Rottenberg, J., Gross, J. J., Wilhelm, F. H., Najmi, S., & Gotlib, I. H. (2002). Crying threshold and intensity in major depressive disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 111, 302-312.

Rottenberg, J., Kasch, K. L., Gross, J. J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2002). Sadness and amusement reactivity differentially predict concurrent and prospective functioning in major depressive disorder. Emotion, 2, 135-146.

Rottenberg, J., Wilhelm, F. H., Gross, J. J., & Gotlib, I. H. (2002). Respiratory sinus arrhythmia as a predictor of outcome in major depressive disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 71, 265-272.

*Graduate student in the Mood and Emotion Laboratory.

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