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Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 497–501 | Cite as

Problem-solving deficits and depressive symptoms among children

  • Nadine J. Kaslow
  • Richard L. Tanenbaum
  • Lyn Y. Abramson
  • Christopher Peterson
  • Martin E. P. Seligman
Article

Abstract

Depressive symptoms among 40 fourth- and fifth-grade students as measured by the Children's Depression Inventory, correlated highly with impaired problem solving at block designs (r=.64) and anagrams (r=.67). Similar impairments have been found among depressed adults, suggesting that depression among children may be continuous with depression among adults.

Keywords

Depressive Symptom Block Design Similar Impairment Depressed Adult Impaired Problem 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadine J. Kaslow
    • 1
  • Richard L. Tanenbaum
    • 2
  • Lyn Y. Abramson
    • 3
  • Christopher Peterson
    • 4
  • Martin E. P. Seligman
    • 5
  1. 1.University of HoustonUSA
  2. 2.Virginia Commonwealth UniversityUSA
  3. 3.University of WisconsinUSA
  4. 4.Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityUSA
  5. 5.University of PennsylvaniaUSA

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