Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison




Prof. Haeffel’s program of research is devoted to understanding the cognitive processes and products that contribute to risk and resilience for depression. He integrates work from multiple areas of psychology including clinical, cognitive, social, affective science, and molecular genetics. He hopes his research will lead to improved treatment and prevention interventions, as well as greater insights into the mind-mood connection. To learn more about his research, download publications, and get information about joining his research team please visit his website (link below).

Representative Publications 

Haeffel, G.J. & Hames, J.L.* (2014). Cognitive vulnerability to depression can be contagious. Clinical Psychological Science, 2, 75-85.

Haeffel, G.J. (2011). After further deliberation: Cognitive vulnerability predicts changes in event-specific negative inferences for a poor midterm grade.  Cognitive Therapy and Research, 35, 285-292.

Haeffel, G.J. (2010). When self-help is no help: Traditional cognitive skills training does not prevent depressive symptoms in people who ruminate. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 152-157.

Haeffel, G.J., Getchell, M., Koposov, R.A., Yrigollen, C.M., DeYoung, C.G., Klinteberg, B., Oreland, L.,Ruchkin, V.V., Pakstis, A., & Grigorenko, E.L. (2008). Association between polymorphisms in the dopamine transporter gene and depression: Evidence for a gene–environment interaction in a sample of juvenile detainees.  Psychological Science, 19, 62-69.

Haeffel, G.J., Gibb, B.E., Abramson, L.Y., Alloy, L.B., Metalsky, G.I., Joiner, T., Hankin, B.L., and Swendsen, J. (2008).  Measuring cognitive vulnerability to depression: Development and validation of the Cognitive Style Questionnaire.  Clinical Psychology Review, 28, 824-836.

Haeffel, G.J., Abramson, L.Y., Brazy, P., Shah, J., Teachman, B., & Nosek, B. (2007). Explicit and implicit cognition: A preliminary test of a dual-process theory of cognitive vulnerability.  Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45,1155-1167.


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Contact Information
Office: 108 Haggar Hall
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
Phone: (574) 631-9429