Department of Psychology
Hunter College, Room 734 North
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Tel: (212) 772-4809
Current Areas of Research
Our research seeks to elucidate cognitive processes relevant to the onset, maintenance, and treatment of depression, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts in adolescence and emerging adulthood. This program of research seeks to translate social cognition research to the study of important clinical phenomena. Specifically, we are interested in the role of ruminative thinking in the development of hopelessness-related cognitions, along with the specific cognitive content of hopelessness-related thinking that increases vulnerability to suicidal behavior. We are also interested in racial and ethnic differences in vulnerability to suicidal behavior and in the interplay between culture and cognition in explaining risk for suicidal ideation and attempts.
Miranda, R., Ortin, A., Scott, M., & Shaffer, D. (2014). Characteristics of suicidal ideation that predict the transition to future suicide attempts in adolescents. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55, 1288-1296.
Miranda, R., & Shaffer, D. (2013). Understanding the suicidal moment in adolescence. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1304, 14-21.
Miranda, R., Polanco-Roman, L., Tsypes, A., & Valderrama, J. (2013). Perceived discrimination, ruminative subtypes, and risk for depressive symptoms in emerging adulthood.Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 19, 395-403.
Miranda, R., & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2007). Brooding and reflection: Rumination predicts suicidal ideation at one-year follow up in a community sample. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, 3088-3095.