David C. Zuroff

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Contact Information:


Office: 2001 McGill College
Phone: 514.398.6126
Email:  zuroff[at]psych.mcgill.ca


Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
2001 McGill College, 7th floor
Montreal, QC
H3A 1G1


David C. Zuroff

Research Areas:

Clinical Psychology | Social & Personality

Research Summary:

Prof. Zuroff is interested in the relations between personality, especially dependency and self-criticism, and psychopathology, especially depression.  Some topics being studied are the interpersonal relationships, information processing, family backgrounds, and responses to psychotherapy of individuals differing in dependency and self-criticism.  

Selected References:

Hawley, L.H., Zuroff, D.C., Brozina, K., Ho, M.-H. R., Dobson, K.S.  (2014). Self-critical perfectionism and stress reactivity following cognitive behavioural therapy for depression. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 7, 287-303.

Zuroff, D.C., Koestner, R., Moskowitz, D.S., McBride, C, & Bagby, R.M. (2012). Therapist's autonomy support and patient's Self-Criticism predict motivation during brief treatments for depression. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 31, 903-932.

Kopala-Sibley, D.C., Zuroff, D.C., Russell, J.J., Moskowitz, D.S., & Paris, J. (2012).  Understanding heterogeneity in Borderline Personality Disorder: Differences in affective reactivity explained by the traits of Dependency and Self-Criticism. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 680-691.

Kelly, A.C., Zuroff, D.C., Foa, C.L., & Gilbert, P. (2010). Who benefits from training in self-compassionate self-regulation? Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 29, 727-755.

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