The present study aimed to clarify the position of the cognitive theories of depression for
some of the asssumed differences between the depressed and nondepressed individuals
and also to investigate the hypotheses derived from the hopelessness theory of
depression. These differences were related to judgment of control and future life events. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.