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dc.contributor.advisorPerez, Marisolen_US
dc.creatorLee, Jillian Aprilen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-15T00:10:09Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-16T00:43:20Z
dc.date.available2010-01-15T00:10:09Zen_US
dc.date.available2010-01-16T00:43:20Z
dc.date.created2007-12en_US
dc.date.issued2009-05-15en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2590
dc.description.abstractPrevalence rates of many types of psychopathology are lower for men than they are for women, but the causes of these discrepancies are not known. This paper focuses on two such psychopathology groups – eating disorders and depressive disorders – and examines gender differences within a transactional theory of stress that takes into account levels of cognitive processing (an expanded transactional theory of stress). Both studies found that men are more physiologically reactive to disorder-relevant, stressful stimuli and stressful events. The study on depression also found that different cognitive processes may be depressogenic for men and women: deployment of attentional resources toward negative stimuli was associated with depression in men, while deployment of attentional resources away from positive stimuli was associated with depression in women. These findings have significant implications for choosing appropriate treatment options for men and women.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectsex differencesen_US
dc.subjectgender differencesen_US
dc.subjectstressen_US
dc.subjectpsychopathologyen_US
dc.subjectrestrained eatingen_US
dc.subjecteating disordersen_US
dc.subjectdepressionen_US
dc.subjectcortisolen_US
dc.subjectattentional biasen_US
dc.subjectattentionen_US
dc.subjectpreattentiveen_US
dc.subjectcategorizationen_US
dc.subjectStroop tasken_US
dc.subjectdot probe tasken_US
dc.subjectstressen_US
dc.subjectTrier Social Stress Testen_US
dc.subjecttransactionalen_US
dc.subjectwomenen_US
dc.subjectmenen_US
dc.titleGender differences in psychopathology examined under an expanded transactional theory of stress frameworken_US
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentPsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBlanton, Harten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTassinary, Louis G.en_US
dc.type.genreElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digitalen_US


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