Adolescent Psychology; Autonomic Nervous System; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Stress, Physiological; Stress, Psychological
As a PhD student, my main research focus is stress and stress-related disorders. I am particularly interested in the underlying stress mechanisms in psychopathologies such as PTSD and NSSI. The aim of my dissertation is to offer insight into trigger factors for NSSI and NSSI-related autonomic reactivity. To investigate this topic, I am working with EMA and Eye-Tracking technologies as well as hormonal, physiological and psychological stress measures.
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