This study examines the relationship between the dependent and self-criticism dimensions of personality with emotional, cognitive and social deficits associated with depressive symptoms. The sample included 91 college students, aged 18 to 24, from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad de Chile. The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Depressive Experiences Questionnaire (DEQ) tests were used in order to explore the emotional state of the participants. A Stroop task and a Serial Reaction Time (SSRT) test were used in order to assess cognitive performance. In turn, the Reading the Mind in the Eyes Task (RMET) face recognition task, by Baron-Cohen, was used to assess the mentalising capacity. Significant correlations were found between dependency and self-criticism dimensions, depressive symptoms and cognitive performance of the participants.
Rodríguez, E., Ruiz, J. C., Valdés, C., Reinel, M., Díaz, M., Flores, J., … Tomicic, A. (2017). Estilos de personalidad dependiente y autocrítico: desempeño cognitivo y sintomatología depresiva. Revista Latinoamericana de Psicologia, 49(2), 102–109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rlp.2016.09.005