Dr Marianna Szabo

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney


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Research interests

  • Worry: relationship with problem solving and decision making; other cognitive aspects
  • Children: developmental aspects of worry, anxiety and depression
  • Depression

Current research students

Project title Research student
Individual differences in the self-handicapping behaviours of university undergraduates Indako Eun-joo CLARKE

Selected grants

2012

  • Well Being and academic aspirations in Australian Youth; Szabo M; Department of Education (NSW)/State Education Research Approvals Process (SERAP).

2011

  • The structure of negative affective states in youth: Identifying the specific symptoms of depression, anxiety and tension/stress in children and adolescents; Szabo M, Lovibond P; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2005

  • Exploring the specific characteristics of worry in children: Towards a developmentally appropriate understanding of normal and pathological worrying; Szabo M; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Szabo, M. (2013). Psychological disorders. In Michael W Passer, Ronald E Smith (Eds.), Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour, (pp. 546-590). Sydney: McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd.
  • Szabo, M. (2013). Treatment of psychological disorders. In Michael W Passer, Ronald E Smith (Eds.), Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour, (pp. 592-632). Sydney: McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd.
  • Szabo, M. (2011). Conceptual issues in abnormal psychology. In Rieger, E (Eds.), Abnormal Psychology Leading Researcher Perspectives 2nd Edition, (pp. 1-44). Australia: McGraw Hill.
  • Szabo, M. (2011). The assessment of depression, anxiety and tension/stress in youth. In Simon Boag, Niko Tiliopoulos (Eds.), Personality and Individual Differences: Theory, Assessment and Application, (pp. 209-222). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Szabo, M. (2008). Conceptual Issues in Abnormal Psychology. In Rieger, Elizabeth (Eds.), Abnormal Psychology. Leading Researcher Perspectives, (pp. 1-43). Sydney: McGraw Hill.

Journals

  • Miklósi, M., Máté, O., Somogyi, K., Szabo, M. (2016). Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms, Perceived Stress, and Well-Being. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, In press. [More Information]
  • White, D., Szabo, M., Tiliopoulos, N., Rhodes, P., Griffiths, S. (2016). Look Up in the Sky: Latent Content Analysis of the Real Life Superhero Community. The Qualitative Report, 21(2), 178-195.
  • Mónika, M., Márk-Ribiczey, N., Szabo, M. (2016). Maternal Self-Efficacy and Role Satisfaction: The Mediating Effect of Cognitive Emotion Regulation. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 186, 134-144. [More Information]
  • Szabo, M., Mészáros, V., Sallay, J., Ajtay, G., Boross, V., Udvardy-Meszaros, A., Vizin, G., Perczel Forintos, D. (2016). The beck hopelessness scale; specific factors of method effects. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 32(2), 111-118. [More Information]
  • Lane, B., Szabo, M. (2015). Comment on: What is ‘grazing’? Reviewing its definition, frequency, clinical characteristics, and impact on bariatric surgery outcomes, and proposing a standardized definition. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 11(1), 267-267. [More Information]
  • Prior, R., Maxwell, I., Szabo, M., Seton, M. (2015). Responsible care in actor training: effective support for occupational health training in drama schools. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 6(1), 59-71. [More Information]
  • Maxwell, I., Seton, M., Szabo, M. (2015). The Australian Actors' Wellbeing Study: A Preliminary Report. About Performance, 13, 69-113.
  • Carr, I., Szabo, M. (2015). Worry in Children: Changing Associations With Fear, Thinking, and Problem-Solving. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 35(1), 120-135. [More Information]
  • Miklosi, M., Martos, T., Szabo, M., Kocsis-Bogár, K., Perczel Forintos, D. (2014). Cognitive emotion regulation and stress: A multiple mediation approach. Translational Neuroscience, 5(1), 64-71. [More Information]
  • Lane, B., Szabo, M. (2014). Corrigendum: Uncontrolled, Repetitive Eating of Small Amounts of Food or ‘Grazing’: Development and Evaluation of a New Measure of Atypical Eating. Behaviour Change, 31(3), 222-223. [More Information]
  • Mészáros, V., �?dám, S., Szabo, M., Szigeti, R., Urbán, R. (2014). The bifactor model of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS) - an alternative measurement model of burnout. Stress and Health, 30(1), 82-88. [More Information]
  • Miklosi, M., Szabo, M., Martos, T., Galambosi, E., Perczel Forintos, D. (2013). Cognitive Emotion Regulation Strategies Moderate the Effect of Parenting Self-Efficacy Beliefs on Parents' Anxiety Following Their Child's Surgery. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38(4), 462-471. [More Information]
  • Fowler, S., Szabo, M. (2013). The emotional experience associated with worrying in adolescents. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 35(1), 65-75. [More Information]
  • Lane, B., Szabo, M. (2013). Uncontrolled, repetitive eating of small amounts of food or 'grazing': Development and evaluation of a new measure of atypical eating. Behaviour Change, 30(2), 57-73. [More Information]
  • Szabo, M. (2011). The emotional experience associated with worrying: Anxiety, depression or stress? Anxiety Stress and Coping, 24(1), 91-105. [More Information]
  • Szabo, M. (2010). The short version of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS-21): Factor structure in a young adolescent sample. Journal of Adolescence, 33(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Huang, K., Szabo, M., Han, J. (2009). The Relationship of Low Distress Tolerance to Excessive Worrying and Cognitive Avoidance. Behaviour Change, 26(4), 223-234. [More Information]
  • Szabo, M. (2009). Worry in adults and children: Developmental differences in the importance of probability and cost judgments. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 31(3), 235-245. [More Information]
  • Szabo, M. (2007). Do children differentiate worry from fear? Behaviour Change, 24(4), 195-204.
  • Szabo, M., Lovibond, P. (2006). Anxiety, depression, and tension/stress in children. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 28(3), 192-205. [More Information]
  • Szabo, M., Lovibond, P. (2006). Worry episodes and perceived problem solving: A diary-based approach. Anxiety Stress and Coping, 19(2), 175-187.
  • Uren, T., Szabo, M., Lovibond, P. (2004). Probability And Cost Biases In Panic Disorder And Social Phobia. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 18(4), 481-489.
  • Szabo, M., Lovibond, P. (2004). The Cognitive Content Of Thought-Listed Worry Episodes In Clinic-Referred Anxious And Nonreferred Children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 33(3), 613-622.
  • Andrews, G., Szabo, M., Burns, J. (2003). Genetics of early-onset depression: Authors' reply. British Journal of Psychiatry, 182(4), 363-364.
  • Burns, J., Andrews, G., Szabo, M. (2002). Depression in young people: What causes it and can we prevent it? Medical Journal of Australia, 177(7 (Suppl)), S93-S96.
  • Andrews, G., Szabo, M., Burns, J. (2002). Preventing major depression in young people. British Journal of Psychiatry, 181(6), 460-462.
  • Szabo, M., Lovibond, P. (2002). The Cognitive Content of Naturally Occurring Worry Episodes. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 26(2), 167-177.

2016

  • Miklósi, M., Máté, O., Somogyi, K., Szabo, M. (2016). Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms, Perceived Stress, and Well-Being. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, In press. [More Information]
  • White, D., Szabo, M., Tiliopoulos, N., Rhodes, P., Griffiths, S. (2016). Look Up in the Sky: Latent Content Analysis of the Real Life Superhero Community. The Qualitative Report, 21(2), 178-195.
  • Mónika, M., Márk-Ribiczey, N., Szabo, M. (2016). Maternal Self-Efficacy and Role Satisfaction: The Mediating Effect of Cognitive Emotion Regulation. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 186, 134-144. [More Information]
  • Szabo, M., Mészáros, V., Sallay, J., Ajtay, G., Boross, V., Udvardy-Meszaros, A., Vizin, G., Perczel Forintos, D. (2016). The beck hopelessness scale; specific factors of method effects. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 32(2), 111-118. [More Information]

2015

  • Lane, B., Szabo, M. (2015). Comment on: What is ‘grazing’? Reviewing its definition, frequency, clinical characteristics, and impact on bariatric surgery outcomes, and proposing a standardized definition. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 11(1), 267-267. [More Information]
  • Prior, R., Maxwell, I., Szabo, M., Seton, M. (2015). Responsible care in actor training: effective support for occupational health training in drama schools. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 6(1), 59-71. [More Information]
  • Maxwell, I., Seton, M., Szabo, M. (2015). The Australian Actors' Wellbeing Study: A Preliminary Report. About Performance, 13, 69-113.
  • Carr, I., Szabo, M. (2015). Worry in Children: Changing Associations With Fear, Thinking, and Problem-Solving. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 35(1), 120-135. [More Information]

2014

  • Miklosi, M., Martos, T., Szabo, M., Kocsis-Bogár, K., Perczel Forintos, D. (2014). Cognitive emotion regulation and stress: A multiple mediation approach. Translational Neuroscience, 5(1), 64-71. [More Information]
  • Lane, B., Szabo, M. (2014). Corrigendum: Uncontrolled, Repetitive Eating of Small Amounts of Food or ‘Grazing’: Development and Evaluation of a New Measure of Atypical Eating. Behaviour Change, 31(3), 222-223. [More Information]
  • Mészáros, V., �?dám, S., Szabo, M., Szigeti, R., Urbán, R. (2014). The bifactor model of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS) - an alternative measurement model of burnout. Stress and Health, 30(1), 82-88. [More Information]

2013

  • Miklosi, M., Szabo, M., Martos, T., Galambosi, E., Perczel Forintos, D. (2013). Cognitive Emotion Regulation Strategies Moderate the Effect of Parenting Self-Efficacy Beliefs on Parents' Anxiety Following Their Child's Surgery. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 38(4), 462-471. [More Information]
  • Szabo, M. (2013). Psychological disorders. In Michael W Passer, Ronald E Smith (Eds.), Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour, (pp. 546-590). Sydney: McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd.
  • Fowler, S., Szabo, M. (2013). The emotional experience associated with worrying in adolescents. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 35(1), 65-75. [More Information]
  • Szabo, M. (2013). Treatment of psychological disorders. In Michael W Passer, Ronald E Smith (Eds.), Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour, (pp. 592-632). Sydney: McGraw-Hill Australia Pty Ltd.
  • Lane, B., Szabo, M. (2013). Uncontrolled, repetitive eating of small amounts of food or 'grazing': Development and evaluation of a new measure of atypical eating. Behaviour Change, 30(2), 57-73. [More Information]

2011

  • Szabo, M. (2011). Conceptual issues in abnormal psychology. In Rieger, E (Eds.), Abnormal Psychology Leading Researcher Perspectives 2nd Edition, (pp. 1-44). Australia: McGraw Hill.
  • Szabo, M. (2011). The assessment of depression, anxiety and tension/stress in youth. In Simon Boag, Niko Tiliopoulos (Eds.), Personality and Individual Differences: Theory, Assessment and Application, (pp. 209-222). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Szabo, M. (2011). The emotional experience associated with worrying: Anxiety, depression or stress? Anxiety Stress and Coping, 24(1), 91-105. [More Information]

2010

  • Szabo, M. (2010). The short version of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS-21): Factor structure in a young adolescent sample. Journal of Adolescence, 33(1), 1-8. [More Information]

2009

  • Huang, K., Szabo, M., Han, J. (2009). The Relationship of Low Distress Tolerance to Excessive Worrying and Cognitive Avoidance. Behaviour Change, 26(4), 223-234. [More Information]
  • Szabo, M. (2009). Worry in adults and children: Developmental differences in the importance of probability and cost judgments. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 31(3), 235-245. [More Information]

2008

  • Szabo, M. (2008). Conceptual Issues in Abnormal Psychology. In Rieger, Elizabeth (Eds.), Abnormal Psychology. Leading Researcher Perspectives, (pp. 1-43). Sydney: McGraw Hill.

2007

  • Szabo, M. (2007). Do children differentiate worry from fear? Behaviour Change, 24(4), 195-204.

2006

  • Szabo, M., Lovibond, P. (2006). Anxiety, depression, and tension/stress in children. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 28(3), 192-205. [More Information]
  • Szabo, M., Lovibond, P. (2006). Worry episodes and perceived problem solving: A diary-based approach. Anxiety Stress and Coping, 19(2), 175-187.

2004

  • Uren, T., Szabo, M., Lovibond, P. (2004). Probability And Cost Biases In Panic Disorder And Social Phobia. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 18(4), 481-489.
  • Szabo, M., Lovibond, P. (2004). The Cognitive Content Of Thought-Listed Worry Episodes In Clinic-Referred Anxious And Nonreferred Children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 33(3), 613-622.

2003

  • Andrews, G., Szabo, M., Burns, J. (2003). Genetics of early-onset depression: Authors' reply. British Journal of Psychiatry, 182(4), 363-364.

2002

  • Burns, J., Andrews, G., Szabo, M. (2002). Depression in young people: What causes it and can we prevent it? Medical Journal of Australia, 177(7 (Suppl)), S93-S96.
  • Andrews, G., Szabo, M., Burns, J. (2002). Preventing major depression in young people. British Journal of Psychiatry, 181(6), 460-462.
  • Szabo, M., Lovibond, P. (2002). The Cognitive Content of Naturally Occurring Worry Episodes. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 26(2), 167-177.

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