Commentary on" Shame and Community: Social components in depression": Personality, shame, and the breakdown of social bonds: The voice of quantitative depr... Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Scheff's argument (2001), whereby shame and the breakdown of social ties are causality implicated in depression, has potential to inform quantitative research on depression, particularly research focused on determinants of personality vulnerability. In the present article, I relate Scheff's argument to more than two and a half decades of theory and research on the interpersonal nature of depression, and on personality vulnerability to depression.

publication date

  • October 1, 2001