Mood and Emotion Regulation Laboratory (MER Lab)


Select publications: †authors made equal contribution, *student co-author 

Yaroslavsky, I., *Bush, A., & France, C. (2022). Emotion regulation deficits mediate childhood sexual abuse effects on stress sensitization and depression outcomes. Development and Psychopathology, 34 (1), 157-170.  

*†Napolitano, S., Yaroslavsky, I., & France, C. (2020). Is it personal? Context moderates BPD effects on spontaneous rumination and distress. Journal of Personality Disorders, 34 (2), 161-180.

Allard, E. & Yaroslavsky, I. (2019). Attentional control deficits predict brooding, but not reflection, over a one-year period. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 2282.  

Yaroslavsky, I., *Napolitano, S. C., & France, C. (2019). Ruminative responses to interpersonal precipitants mediate borderline personality disorder effects on distress reactivity and recovery in daily life. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75, 2188-2209.

Yaroslavsky, I., Allard, E., & Sanchez-Lopez, A. (2019). Can’t look away: Attention control deficits predict rumination, depression symptoms and depressive affect in daily life. Journal of Affective Disorders, 245, 1061-1069.

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.