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Kate Harkness, PhD
Room 245 Humphrey Hall
Department of Psychology, Queen's University
62 Arch Street, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
T: 613-533-6003
F: 613-533-2499


Here is a list of student-led publications from the lab in the past five years:

Vallati, M., Stewart, J. G., Larocque, C., Mazurka, R., Milev, R., Bagby, R. M., Kennedy, S., & Harkness, K. L. (in press). Childhood maltreatment and the clinical characteristics of major depressive disorder in adolescence and adulthood. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

Hudson, C., Shamblaw, A., Harkness, K. L., & Sabbagh, M. A. (in press). Reading the mind in the eyes task: Validation of the valence categories. Psychological Assessment.

Lord, K. A., Harkness, K. L., Suvak, M. K., & Stewart, J. G. (2020). The affective dynamics of excessive reassurance-seeking in real-time interactions. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 37, 676-694.

Shamblaw, A., Benson, J., Harkness, K. L., & Sabbagh, M. A. (2019). Lifetime maternal depression and children’s false belief understanding. Social Development, 28, 927-941.

Cunningham, S., Goff, C., Bagby, R. M., Stewart, J. G., Larocque, C., Mazurka, R., Ravindran, A., & Harkness, K. L. (2019). Maternal- versus Paternal-Perpetrated Maltreatment and Risk for Sexual and Peer Bullying Revictimization in Young Women with Depression. Child Abuse and Neglect, 89, 111-121.

Shamblaw, A., & Harkness, K. L. (2019). Abuse as a Risk Factor for Prenatal Depressive Symptoms: A Meta-Analysis. Archives of Women’s Health, 22, 199-213.

D’Urzo, K. A., La Rocque, C. L., Williams, J. S., Stuckless, T. J. R., King, T. J., Plotnick, M. D., Harkness, K. L., & Pyke, K. E. (2019). The impact of acute mental stress on brachial artery flow-mediated dilation in women diagnosed with depression. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 135, 113–120.

Hudson, C., *Hall, L., & Harkness, K. L. (2019). Prevalence of depressive disorders in individuals with autism spectrum disorder: A meta-analysis. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 47, 165-175.

Hudson, C. C., Shamblaw, A., Wilson, G. A., Roes, M. M., Sabbagh, M.A., & Harkness, K. L. (2018). Theory of mind, excessive reassurance-seeking and stress generation in depression: A social-cognitive integration. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 37, 725-750.

Rnic, K., Sabbagh, M. A., Washburn, D., Bagby, R. M., Ravindran, A., Kennedy, J. L.,… & Harkness, K. L. (2018). Childhood neglect and physical abuse are associated with theory of mind decoding accuracy in young adults with depression. Psychiatry Research, 286, 501-507.

Mazurka, R., Wynne-Edwards, K. E., & Harkness, K. L. (2018). Sex Differences in the Cortisol Response to the Trier Social Stress Test in Depressed and Non-depressed Adolescents. Clinical Psychological Science, 6, 301-314.

Kushner, S., Bagby, R. M., & Harkness, K. L. (2017). Stress Generation in Adolescence: Contributions from Five-Factor Model (FFM) Personality Traits and Childhood Maltreatment. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 8, 150-161.

Stewart, J. G., & Harkness, K. L. (2017). Testing a Revised Interpersonal Theory of Depression Using a Laboratory Measure of Excessive Reassurance-Seeking. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 73, 331-348.

Mazurka, R. M., Wynne-Edwards, K. E., & Harkness, K. L. (2016). Stressful life events prior to depression onset and the cortisol response to stress in youth with first episode versus recurrent depression. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44, 1173-1184.

Hawken, E., Harkness, K. L., Lazowski, L. K., Summers, D., Sheriff, N., Gregory, J. G., & Milev, R. (2016). The manic phase of Bipolar disorder significantly impairs theory of mind decoding. Psychiatry Research, 239, 275-280.

Holshausen, K., Bowie, C., & Harkness, K. L. (2016). Childhood sexual abuse associated with psychotic features in adolescent major depression. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 45, 241-247.

Zahavi, A. Y., Sabbagh, M. A., *Washburn, D., Mazurka, R., Bagby, R. M., … Harkness, K. L. (2016). Serotonin and Dopamine Gene Variation and Theory of Mind Decoding Accuracy in Major Depression: A Preliminary Investigation. PLOSOne. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0150872

Larocque, C., *Lee, L., & Harkness, K. L. (2016). The Role of Current Depression Symptoms in Perfectionistic Stress Enhancement and Stress Generation. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 35, 64-86.

Washburn, D., Roes, M., Rnic, K., & Harkness, K. L. (2016). Theory of mind decoding and reasoning abilities in depression, social phobia, and comorbid conditions. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 37, 71-77.

Dere, J., Watters, C. A., Yu, S., Bagby, R. M., Ryder, A., & Harkness, K. L. (2015). Cross-cultural Examination of Measurement Invariance on the Beck Depression Inventory-II. Psychological Assessment, 27, 68-81.

Stewart, J. G. & Harkness, K. L. (2015). The Interpersonal Toxicity of Excessive Reassurance-Seeking: Evidence from a Longitudinal Study of Romantic Relationships. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 34, 392-410.