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Research Interests

The overall goal of Dr. Rudolph’s research is to identify risk and protective processes that amplify or attenuate vulnerability to psychopathology across development, with a focus on adolescence as a stage of particular sensitivity. Her research uses a multi-level, multi-method approach that considers how personal attributes of youth (e.g., gender, temperament, emotion regulation, social motivation, coping, neuroendocrine profiles, neural processing), development (e.g., pubertal timing, social transitions), and contexts (e.g., early adversity, stressors, family and peer relationships) intersect to contribute to the development of psychopathology, particularly depression and suicide. This research aims to understand both the origins and consequences of individual differences in risk. A variety of methodological approaches are used, including longitudinal survey-based research, interviews, behavior observations, experimental tasks, hormone assessments, and fMRI. Recent work also involves the development of a prevention program for adolescent depression.

Creative/Performing Interests

developmental psychopathology; depression; stress and emotion; adolescent development; family and peer relationships

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles

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Research Output

Differential Susceptibility to Parenting in Adolescent Girls: Moderation by Neural Sensitivity to Social Cues

Rudolph, K. D., Davis, M. M., Modi, H. H., Fowler, C., Kim, Y. & Telzer, E. H., Jan 1 2020, In : Journal of Research on Adolescence. 30, S1, p. 177-191 15 p.

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  • Interpersonal life stress, inflammation, and depression in adolescence: Testing Social Signal Transduction Theory of Depression

    Slavich, G. M., Giletta, M., Helms, S. W., Hastings, P. D., Rudolph, K. D., Nock, M. K. & Prinstein, M. J., Feb 1 2020, In : Depression and Anxiety. 37, 2, p. 179-193 15 p.

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  • Maladaptive Social Consequences of Emotional Clarity Deficits in Early Adolescence

    Rudolph, K. D., Monti, J. D., Flynn, M. & Goodwin, G. J., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Early Adolescence.

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  • Maternal Antecedents to Adolescent Girls’ Neural Regulation of Emotion

    Modi, H. H., Davis, M. M., Miernicki, M. E., Telzer, E. H. & Rudolph, K. D., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Research on Adolescence.

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  • Protecting Youth Against the Adverse Effects of Peer Victimization: Why Do Parents Matter?

    Rudolph, K. D., Monti, J. D., Modi, H., Sze, W. Y. & Troop-Gordon, W., Feb 1 2020, In : Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 48, 2, p. 163-176 14 p.

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