David C. Zuroff


Stewart Biological Sciences Bldg.
Room N7/16, 398-6126
zuroff at psych.mcgill.ca

Research Areas

Social-Personality, Clinical

Research Summary

Prof. Zuroff is interested in the relations between personality, especially dependency and self-criticism, and psychopathology, especially depression.  Some topics being studied are the interpersonal relationships, information processing, family backgrounds, and responses to psychotherapy of individuals differing in dependency and self-criticism.  Cross-cultural studies of these variables are also of interest.

Selected References

Zuroff, D.C., Fournier, M.A., Patall, E.A., & Leybman, M.J. (2010). Steps toward an evolutionary personality psychology: Individual differences in the social rank domain. Canadian Psychology, 51, 58-66.

Blatt, S.J., Zuroff, D.C., Hawley, L.L., Auerbach, J.S. (2010). Patient personality, the therapeutic relationship, and change in mental representation: Fundamental determinants of sustained therapeutic change. Psychotherapy Research, 9, 37-54.

Kelly, A.C., Zuroff, D.C., & Shapira, L. (2009). Reassuring oneself and resisting self-attacks: The treatment of two intrapersonal deficits in depression vulnerability. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 33, 301-313.

Zuroff, D.C., Fournier, M.A., & Moskowitz, D.S. (2007). Depression, perceived inferiority,and interpersonal behavior: Evidence for the involuntary defeat strategy. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26, 751-778.

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