Elissa J. Hamlat
B.A. in Cognitive Science, University of California, Berkeley
Graduate Student, Third Year
Mood and Cognition Lab, PI: Dr. Lauren B. Alloy
Elissa’s research interests revolve around vulnerability and risk factors for depression that occur during the pubertal transition. She is also interested in race and gender differences in mood disorders, the use of cognitive bias modification as an intervention, and gene x environment interactions that increase susceptibility to depression.
Manuscripts under review:
Hamlat, E.J., Stange, J.P., Alloy, L.B., & Abramson, L.Y.Early pubertal timing as a vulnerability to depression: Differential effects of race and sex.Invited resubmission toJournal ofAbnormal Child Psychology.
Stange, J.P.,Hamlat, E.J., Hamilton, J.L., Alloy, L.B., & Abramson, L.Y. (In press) Overgeneral autobiographical memory, emotional maltreatment, and depressive symptoms in adolescence: Evidence of a cognitive vulnerability-stress interaction.Journal of Adolescence.
Hamilton, J.L., Shapero, B.J., Stange, J.P.,Hamlat, E.J., Alloy, L.B., & Abramson, L.Y. Emotional maltreatment, peer victimization, and depressive versus anxiety symptoms during adolescence: Hopelessness as a mediator.Invited resubmission toJournal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
Selected Posters and Presentations
Hamlat, E.J., Boccia, A.S., Stange, J. P., & Alloy, L.B. (2011).Peer relational victimization and depression in early adolescence exhibit reciprocal relationship.Poster presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC. Winner of SSCP Poster award.
Hamlat, E.J., Stange, J.P., Matt, L.M., Obraztsova, O.V., Molz, A.R., Alloy, L.B., & Abramson, L.Y. (2011). Impact of pubertal timing and life stress on depressive symptoms during adolescence: Differential effects of gender and race.Poster presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of Society for Research in Psychopathology, Boston, MA.
Hamlat, E.J., Liu, R.T., Goldstein, K.E., Obraztsova, O.V., Stange, J.P., Matt, L.M., LaBelle, D.R., Alloy, L.B. & Abramson, L.Y. (2012).Pubertal development mediates sex differences in selective attention.Poster presented at the 2012 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Hamlat, E.J., Stange, J.P., Alloy, L.B., & Abramson, L.Y. (2012).Better attentional functioning may buffer girls against depressogenic effects of stressful life events.Poster presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
Hamlat, E.J., Stange, J.P., Hamilton, J.L., Shapero, B.G., Alloy, L.B., & Abramson, L.Y. (2012).Interaction between peer relational victimization and pubertal timing predicts increase in depression.Poster accepted for presentation at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Boston, MA.Finalist for 2012 Smadar Levin award.