Project

Understanding between- and within-individual differences in borderline personality pathology in adolescence.

Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 September 2018
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied psychology
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
    • General psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
Keywords
experience sampling adolescent turmoil adolescents borderline personality disorder twins genetics environment
 
Project description

The proposal will use a longitudinal twin-and sibling design to unravel genetic versus environmental underlying factors of borderline personality pathology (BPD) within a spectrum framework. Moreover, the use of an experience sampling design in population and BPD-referred adolescents will enable us to better differentiate between BPD symptomatology and normative adolescent turmoil, with special attention to situational triggers of these fluctuations.