In intersection 3, our interdisciplinary research is dedicated to answering the following questions:
The methodological approach employed in the projects within this intersection is naturally diverse, ranging from laboratory experimental studies to longitudinal investigations in field contexts. The insights we gain are highly relevant for the development, evaluation, and dissemination of school-based intervention programs.
One research focus of our intersection is the role of individual differences in school contexts. Specifically, we are interested in how the learners’ personality differences may contribute to performance, psychosocial adjustment, peer relationships, and even their perception of social cues in classroom settings. .
Our psychopathology cluster is comprised of projects that address questions directly related to risk factors and causes of mental health problems in school-aged children. The main goal is to explain the mechanisms through which these disorders are maintained and exert their negative impact on academic performance and psychosocial adjustment.
School-based prevention and intervention is another major focus of the intersection. Here we benefit from the expertise of our members from clinical psychology, Education Sciences, school psychology and neuroscience to develop innovative treatment methods and to investigate factors that may have an impact on the outcomes of prevention and intervention programs.