Sunkyung Yoon's research while affiliated with McLean Hospital and other places

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Can positive events and positive emotions reduce the impact of a stressful event in people with depression? In previous research, studies have found that positive events and positive affect (PA) that co-occur with daily stressors can reduce – or offset – the emotional impact of the stressors. However, this effect has not been examined in people wit...
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Persons with depression consistently report a different pattern of music preference, compared to nondepressed persons. Are such preferences maladaptive or beneficial? We tested this question in a study with 3 parts that examined 77 participants' (39 with and 38 without clinical depression) music choice in daily life, affective changes after music l...
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Why do people with psychopathology use less adaptive and more maladaptive strategies for negative emotions if such usage has self-destructive consequences? Although researchers have examined the reasons for people’s engagement in maladaptive “behaviors,” such as nonsuicidal self-injury, surprisingly little attention has been paid to the reasons why...
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Background Facebook depression is defined as feeling depressed upon too much exposure to Social networking sites (SNS). Researchers have argued that upward social comparisons made on SNS are the key to the Facebook depression phenomenon. To examine the relations between SNS usage and depression, we conducted 4 separate meta-analyses relating depres...
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One of the cardinal symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD) is persistent sadness. Do people with MDD actually prefer sad stimuli, potentially perpetuating their depression? Millgram, Joormann, Huppert, and Tamir (2015) observed such preferences and interpreted them as reflecting a maladaptive emotion regulatory goal to upregulate sad feelings....
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Objectives We performed a conceptual and meta-analytic review of the relationship between negative cognitive and affective evaluations of negative emotional experiences (negative ATE) and depression. We examined the negative ATE-depression relationship in terms of three ATE constructs: fear of emotion, non-acceptance of emotion, and distress intole...

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... Literatürde müziğin üniversite öğrencilerinde ve farklı popülasyonlarda depresyonu azalttığını gösteren çalışmalar da mevcuttur (Aalbers vd., 2017;Fu vd., 2020;Yoon ve Rottenberg, 2020). Üniversite öğrencilerinin depresyon hissettikleri durumlarda en çok basit ve soft türler, stresli durumlarda en çok pop müzik dinledikleri bildirilmiştir (Ramakrishnan ve Sharma, 2018). ...
... It should be noted that the finding of intact self-reported CR abilities in MD has also been previously found in experimental studies in adults with MD, in which the participants were taught how to enact CR of the presented stimulus material. Taken together, these experimental results contrast the findings of decreased self-reported habitual use of adaptive ER in depressed adolescents and adults (see LeMoult & Gotlib, 2019;Liu & Thompson, 2017;Yoon & Rottenberg, 2020 for reviews). There are several possible explanations for these divergent results. ...
... Dampening responses may also arise out of a reduced preference for experiencing positive emotions specifically (Millgram et al., 2015) or strong emotions in general (Beblo et al., 2012;Yoon et al., 2020). Individuals with depression may come to associate strong emotional experiences with pain and suffering and so seek to actively avoid or reduce the experience of strong positive affect as well. ...
... Such information enables individuals to establish fast impressions of others [25]. As well, young people who spend more time on social median have a higher risk of depression [4,26]. Comparing oneself to others is a significant component of the problem, which leads to envy [27], and reduced self-esteem. ...
... One overview of this question was provided by a metaanalysis of 70 studies which found that negative attitudes towards emotion are associated with symptoms of depression, and this equated to a medium-to-large effect size (Yoon et al. 2018). Suppression is one example of a meta-emotion strategy that has been widely researched and has been found to be elevated in a range of mental health disorders (for reviews, see Aldao et al. 2010;Berking and Wupperman 2012;Chawla and Ostafin 2007;Gross and John 2003;Hayes et al. 1996;Purdon 1999). ...
... Future research may assess whether greater effectiveness can be achieved by targeting one's 'weakest link' (Abela & Sarin, 2002;Xiao et al, 2016). Finally, the current study used an unselected student sample, and our findings may not generalize to people with more ingrained negative inferential styles and entrenched Expanding our understanding of the role of flexibility in depression involves many challenges (Rottenberg & Yoon, 2017), including conceptualization of flexibility, development of novel measures to assess the process of change, and comparison of various forms of flexibility. CBM for flexibility also presents its unique challenges. ...