Leanne K. Knobloch

Depression Project

Lincoln Hall

Depression within Romantic Relationships (Completed)

This project was funded by the University of Illinois Campus Research Board Program. The co-collaborators were Amy Delaney, Liesel Sharabi, and Samantha Surrane while they were graduate students in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois. The goal of the project was to identify how romantic couples communicate following a depression diagnosis. For more information, please see the following articles:

Sharabi, L. L., Delaney, A. L., & Knobloch, L. K. (2016). In their own words: How clinical depression affects romantic relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 33, 421-448.

Knobloch, L. K., Sharabi, L. L., Delaney, A. L., & Suranne, S. M. (2016). The role of relational uncertainty in topic avoidance among couples with depression. Communication Monographs, 83, 25-48.

 

Communication and Depressive Symptoms (Completed)

The goal of this project was to document communication patterns among couples with depressive symptoms. The co-investigators are Dr. Lynne Knobloch-Fedders (Northwestern University) and Dr. C. Emily Durbin (Michigan State University). For more information, please see the following articles:

Knobloch-Fedders, L. M., Knobloch, L. K., Durbin, C. E., Rosen, A., & Critchfield, K. L. (2013). Comparing the interpersonal behavior of distressed couples with and without depression. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69, 1250-1268.

Knobloch, L. K., Knobloch-Fedders, L. M., & Durbin, C. E. (2011). Depressive symptoms and relational uncertainty as predictors of reassurance-seeking and negative feedback-seeking in conversation. Communication Monographs, 78, 437-462.

 

Depressive Symptoms and Relationship Quality (Completed)

This project was designed to identify the reasons why people with depressive symptoms may be less satisfied with their romantic relationships. The co-investigator was Dr. Lynne Knobloch-Fedders (Northwestern University). For more information, please see the following article:

Knobloch, L. K., & Knobloch-Fedders, L. M. (2010). The role of relational uncertainty in depressive symptoms and relationship quality: An actor-partner interdependence model. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 27, 137-159.