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.
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.