Author Note

G. Scott Acton is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Rochester Institute of Technology. His interests include interpersonal aspects of personality, psychopathology, and psychotherapy; assessment, prevention, and treatment of behavioral risks for physical illness (e.g., smoking); and research methodology, including item response theory and factor analysis. Dr. Acton has received grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, and, most recently, the University of Leuven, Belgium, where he regularly spends summers engaged in investigations such as whether the latent structure behind major depression is categorical or dimensional. ADDRESS: Department of Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology, 92 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604, USA.

Jason J. Zodda is an undergraduate psychology major and philosophy minor at Rochester Institute of Technology. His interests include interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and supportive counseling. He plans to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. ADDRESS: 460 55th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220, USA.

This article is copyright © 2004 G. Scott Acton and has been accepted pending revision in Theory & Psychology. Please do not quote or "borrow" ideas from this article without proper citation--and please do not cite the on-line version of this article without express written permission of the author. Citation of the printed version, when it is published, will be welcome.

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