Loyola University Maryland

Department of Psychology

Alison A. Papadakis, Ph.D.

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Alison PapadakisAssociate Professor of Psychology

Office: Beatty Hall, Room 221D
Telephone: 410-617-2332
Fax: 410-617-5341
Email: APapadakis@loyola.edu


  • A.B. (Psychology), Princeton University
  • M.A. (Clinical Psychology), Duke University
  • Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology), Duke University
  • Developmental Certificate, Duke University and  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Developmental Psychology Joint Certificate Program
  • Predoctoral Internship, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh

Scholarly Interests:

My primary research interest is the developmental psychopathology of depression in adolescence. Recently, my research has focused on understanding the emergence of gender differences in depression, specifically why the rates of depression double for girls but remain stable or drop for boys during early adolescence. I am investigating how gender roles, self-discrepancy, and stress and coping affect adolescent girls' vulnerability to depression. In addition, I have interests in the development of self-regulation, gender roles and eating disorders.

Representative Publications:

Herbert, K. R., Fales, J., Nangle, D. W., Papadakis, A. A., & Grover, R. L. (in press). Linking social
     anxiety and adolescent romantic relationship functioning: Indirect effects and the importance
     of peers. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

Jones, N. P., Papadakis, A. A., Orr, C. A., & Strauman, T. J. (in press). Cognitive processes in
     response to goal failure: A study of ruminative thought and its affective consequences. Journal
     of Social and Clinical Psychology

Papadakis, A. A., & Strauman, T. J.  (2011). Stress, coping, socialization, and goals: A
     self-regulation perspective on gender and depression in adolescence. In T. J. Strauman,
     P. Costanzo, & J. Garber (Eds.), Depression in Adolescent Girls: Science and Prevention.
     (pp. 151-177). New York: Guilford.

Jones, N. P., Papadakis, A. A., Hogan, C. M., & Strauman, T. J. (2009). Over and over again:
     Rumination, reflection, and promotion goal failure and their interactive effects on depressive
     symptoms. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47, 254-259.

Manian, N., Papadakis, A. A., Strauman, T. J., & Essex, M. J. (2006). The development of
     children’s ideal and ought self-guides:  Parenting, temperament, and individual differences
     in guide strength. Journal of Personality, 74, 1619-1645.

Papadakis, A. A., Prince, R. P., Jones, N. P., & Strauman, T. J. (2006). Self-regulation,
     rumination, and vulnerability to  depression in adolescent girls. Development and
, 18, 815-829.

Strauman, T. J., Vieth, A. Z., Merrill, K. A., Kolden, G. G., Woods, T. E., Klein, M. H.,
     Papadakis, A. A., Schneider, K. L., & Kwapil, L. (2006). Self-system therapy as an
     intervention for self regulatory dysfunction in depression: A randomized comparison
     with cognitive therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 367-376.

Biesanz, J. C., Deeb-Sossa, N., Papadakis, A. A., Bollen, K. A., & Curran, P. J. (2004).
     The role of coding time in estimating and interpreting growth curve models.
     Psychological Methods, 9, 30-52.

Browne, D. C., Clubb, P. A., Aubrecht, A. M., & Jackson, M. (2001). Minority health risk
     behaviors: An introduction to research on sexually transmitted diseases, violence,
     pregnancy prevention and substance use. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 5, 215-224.

Course Offerings:

PY202: Psychopathology
PY291: Research Methods I
PY292: Research Methods II
PY605: Psychopathology of Childhood
PY615: Advanced Abnormal Psychology
PY815: Psychopathology Seminar
PY833: Research Methods II
PY925: Clinical Applications-Assessment