Psychosocial Determinants of Mental Health

We study the complex interplay of individual, family, and friendship factors in the development of good and poor mental health.

Main questions:

  • How do parental environments and peer influences interact with individual factors in shaping mental health?

  • Which mechanisms in families and neighborhoods are in play to reproduce social inequalities in mental health?


To investigate these questions, we use several large-scale, genetically informed, longitudinal data sets.

We also use register data and data collected through smartphone apps to examine psychosocial sources of mental health in a life-course perspective.

We apply a multidisciplinary approach to the analysis of such data, by using analytical tools from several disciplines, such as psychology, economy, and genetics.

Published Apr. 15, 2019 4:19 PM - Last modified Nov. 25, 2019 12:34 PM