Mirjam Wever graduated at the VU University of Amsterdam (research master Neurosciences) and was involved in research projects about eating disorders and intolerance of uncertainty (IU) in Utrecht. Currently she works as a PhD student at Leiden University and is involved in the RE-PAIR study. The aim of this study is to determine the bidirectional relationship between parent-adolescent interactions and the development and/or maintenance of depressive symptoms in adolescents. The study includes behavioral observations of parent-adolescent interactions during interaction tasks in the lab, electronic diaries (EMA), and functional MRI. Mirjam primarily focusses on the underlying neurobiological processes involved in these parent-adolescent interactions and the neural responses, in both parents and adolescents, that play a role in the (dys)functional behavior within the parent-adolescent interactions.
The RE-PAIR study Mirjam is involved in is about the bidirectional relationship between parent-adolescent interactions and the development and/or maintenance of depressive symptoms in adolescents. This intergenerational project will disentangle how daily conflictual parent-adolescent interactions contribute to depressive symptoms of adolescents and which (dysfunctional) processes in the social brain of both parents and adolescents are important in these interactions. The parent-adolescent interactions will be studied in multiple ways, including behavioral observations of parent-adolescent interactions during interaction tasks in the lab, electronic diaries (EMA), and (dys)functional processes in the social brain will be studied, in both parents and adolescents, with functional MRI. Mirjam will primarily focus on the underlying neurobiological processes involved in the parent-adolescent interactions, as well as which neural responses play a role in the (dys)functional behavior within these parent-adolescent interactions, in both parents and adolescents.
Wever, M., Smeets, P., & Sternheim, L. (2015) Neural correlates of intolerance of uncertainty in clinical disorders. The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 27(4), 345-353.
Wever, M.C.M., Dingemans, A.E., Geerets, T., & Danner, U.N. (2018) Screening for Binge Eating Disorder in people with obesity. Obesity research & clinical practice.
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