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Regina Miranda

Associate Professor


Department of Psychology
Hunter College, Room 734 North
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Tel: (212) 772-4809

The Miranda Lab Webpage


Current Areas of Research:

      Our research seeks to elucidate social-cognitive processes relevant to the onset, maintenance, and treatment of depression in adolescence and young adulthood, by studying the way in which normal thought processes become abnormal.  This program of research seeks to translate methodology developed in the field of social cognition to the study of important clinical phenomena.  Specifically, we are interested in how individuals acquire maladaptive mental representations, or schemas, about the future and about their relationships with others in ways that makes them vulnerable to depression.


Selected Publications:

Miranda, R., Fontes, M., & Marroquin, B.(2008). Cognitive content-specificity in future expectancies: Role of hopelessness and intolerance of uncertainty in depression and GAD symptoms. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46, 1151-1159.

Miranda, R., & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2007). Brooding and reflection: Rumination predicts suicidal ideation at one-year follow up in a community sample. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 45, 3088-3095.

Miranda, R., Scott, M., Hicks, R., Wilcox, H., Munfakh, J.L., & Shaffer, D. (2008). Suicide attempt characteristics, diagnoses, and future attempts: Comparing multiple attempters to single attempters and ideators. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 47, 32-41.

Sargalska, J., Miranda, R., & Marroquin, B. (2011). Being certain about an absence of the positive: Specificity in relation to hopelessness and suicidal ideation. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 4, 104-116.