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Conferencia sobre Salud Mental Intergeneracional

Prof Rebecca Pearon

A cargo de la profesora Rebecca Pearson, de la Manchester Metropolitan University, una de las investigadoras más influyentes en el campo de la salud mental en la actualidad.

Presentará (en inglés) las ideas generales de su actual proyecto de investigación, financiado por el European Research Council (aprox. 1.5M de presupuesto). La temática es salud mental intergeneracional, incluyendo análisis de variables genéticas y observación de niños y sus cuidadores utilizando métodos vanguardistas

El título de la conferencia es: ‘Little mind, like me’: Understanding the intergenerational transmission of mental health risk

Un resumen:

It is well-known that children of parents who suffer from mental health problems are more likely to go on to have mental health problems themselves. But why and how this risk confers is still poorly understood.

Because parents and children are connected by genetics, biological and home environments as well as bidirectional behavioural interactions, these are surprisingly hard questions to answer. In addition, answering these questions wrongly can do more harm than good (for example, if parents are blamed and not supported).

With a growing mental health crisis and generation lockdown having spent far more time with parents than generations before, answers to these questions have never been more crucial.

Using a mixture of psychology and epidemiology, in my research career, I have contributed to new understanding of how risk from parent to child manifests and how to prevent it. I will present findings from longitudinal studies providing new insights into the associations between parental and offspring mental health, including the role of transmitted and non-transmitted genetic risk, the moderating role of parental education/income and the mediating role of various parenting dimensions. I will then describe behavioural work recording parent-child interaction using wearable cameras at home and extracting behavioural signatures of parenting. Finally we will discuss current work exploring the causal ingredients of parenting interventions in collaboration with Dr José López López (from University of Murcia, Faculty of Psychology)

Facultad de Psicología
Campus de Espinardo
Universidad de Murcia
Edificio nº 31 - 30100 Murcia
Teléfono: 868 88 4097
facpsi@um.es

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