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Type III error in research on interpersonal models of depression
Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations
  • Leonard A. Doerfler, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • William F. Chaplin, Auburn University
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry
Publication Date
Document Type
Depressive Disorder; Humans; *Interpersonal Relations; *Models, Psychological; Research Design
Reviews an interactional model of depression proposed by J. C. Coyne (see PA, Vols 56:2455 and 61:1146), empirical evaluations of this model, and related research. It is contended that laboratory studies designed to test these interactional models have examined stangers' reactions to depressives and therefore have little relevance to these models, which focus on the interactional processes between a depressed individual and his/her family and friends. It is argued that relevant empirical research is necessary before theoretical conjectures and treatment strategies based on an interactional model are accepted. (27 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
DOI of Published Version

J Abnorm Psychol. 1985 May;94(2):227-30. DOI 10.1037/0021-843X.94.2.227


At the time of publication, Leonard Doerfler was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Leonard A. Doerfler and William F. Chaplin. "Type III error in research on interpersonal models of depression" Vol. 94 Iss. 2 (1985) ISSN: 0021-843X (Linking)
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