Mood and Emotion Regulation Laboratory (MER Lab)


*Presentations authored/co-authored by student mentees.

(1) Authors contributed equally to the manuscript.

Select publications:

(1) Yaroslavsky, I., (1)Allard, E., & Sanchez-Lopez, A. (2019). Can't Look Away: Attention Control Deficits Predict Rumination, Depression Symptoms, and Depressive Affects in Daily Life. Journal of Affective Disorders, 245, 1061-1069.

*(1)Napolitano, S., (1)Yaroslavsky, I.& France, C. M. (2018). Is it personal? Context moderates BPD effects on spontaneous rumination and distress. Journal of Personality Disorders. 

Kovacs, M., Yaroslavsky, I., George, C., Baji, I, Benák, I., Dochnal, R.,… Vetró, Á. (2016). Maladaptive mood repair, atypical respiratory sinus arrhythmia, and risk of a recurrent major depressive episode among adolescents with prior major depression. Psychological Medicine, 46, 2109-2119.

Yaroslavsky, I., Rottenberg, J., Bylsma, L., Jennings, R., George, C., Baji, I., … Kovacs, M. (2016). Parasympathetic nervous system activity predicts mood repair use and effectiveness. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125, 323-336.

Bylsma, L., Yaroslavsky, I., Rottenberg, J., Kiss, E., Kapornai, K., Halas, K.,…Kovacs, M. (2015). Familiality of mood repair responses among youth with and without histories of depression. Cognition and Emotion, 30, 807-816.

Bylsma, L., Yaroslavsky, I., Rottenberg, J., Kiss, E., Kapornai, K., Halas, K.,…Kovacs, M. (2015). Juvenile onset depression alters cardiac autonomic balance in response to psychological and physical challenges. Biological Psychology, 110, 167-174.

Kovacs, M., Yaroslavsky, I., Rottenberg, J., George, C. J., Baji, I., Benák, I.,…Vetró, Á. (2015). Mood repair via attention refocusing or recall of positive autobiographical memories by adolescents with pediatric-onset major depression. Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology.

Yaroslavsky, I., Rottenberg, J. & Kovacs, M. (2014). Atypical patterns of respiratory sinus arrhythmia index an endophenotype for depression. Development and Psychopathology, 24, 1337-1352.

Kovacs, M., & Yaroslavsky, I. (2014). Practitioner review: Dysphoria and its regulation in child and adolescent depression. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55, 741-757.

Yaroslavsky, I., Bylsma, L., 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.

Yaroslavsky, I., Pettit, J. W., Lewinsohn, P. M., Seeley, J. R., & Roberts, R. E. (2013). Heterogeneous trajectories of depressive symptoms: Adolescent predictors and adult outcomes. Journal of Affective Disorders, 148, 391-399.