How will the interplay between our individual characteristics and social relations affect our quality of life and mental health across the lifespan?
Social relations are important for our well-being and quality of life. In this research group, we study the complex interplay between social relations, the neighborhoods we live in and our individual characteristics such as temperament, personality and our view of the world and ourselves.
We investigate the following 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?
How we work:
To answer these questions we will use several large longitudinal studies to study the development of well-being and mental health from childhood until adulthood. We use surveys, observations, interview data, register data and genetic information, and we investigate how psychosocial factors affect mental health at different stages of life.