Our research is part of a developmental approach to psychopathology. We focus in particular on the study of the processes underlying trajectories of the typical and atypical psychological development of the child and the adolescent, based on a prospective and longitudinal methodology. These works aim at a better apprehension of the psychological suffering, and specifically to identify the risk factors and conversion to the psychopathology, but also the protective factors supporting the resilience in the face of the adversity.
Cortical thickness of the insula and prefrontal cortex relates to externalizing behavior: Cross-sectional and prospective findings.
The role of interoception in understanding others' affect. Dissociation between superficial and detailed appraisal of facial expressions.
Associations between schizotypal personality features, mentalizing difficulties and thought problems in a sample of community adolescents.
Designing a range of mentalizing interventions for young people using a clinical staging approach to borderline pathology.
Faculté de psychologie et sciences de l’éducation
Université de Genève