Mood and Emotion Regulation Laboratory (MER Lab)


*Co-authored by student mentee(s).

(1) Authors contributed equally to the manuscript.

Select publications:

*(1)Yaroslavsky, I., (1)Napolitano, S., & France, C. M. (in press). Ruminative Responses to Interpersonal Precipitants Mediate Borderline Personality Disorder Effects on Distress Reactivity and Recovery in Daily Life. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 

(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, 32, 387- 405.

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.