Event

Nov 25, 2021
The Network Approach to Psychopathology

In the past few years, network approaches have been proposed as an alternative way of thinking about the relations between symptoms of mental disorders. In contrast to traditional psychometric approaches, in which associations between symptom arise due to the common effect of a latent disorder, network models view these associations as the result of direct interactions between the symptoms themselves. In this talk I will outline the main ideas behind this approach, review empirical and theoretical applications, and discuss open challenges.

Denny Borsboom is a professor at the Psychology Department of the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on the conceptual analysis of psychometric concepts, the development of new psychometric techniques, and the formation of formalized psychological theory.

Address
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Room
Zoom/Online Meeting Platform
Contact and Registration

The seminar series is open to all. To receive the zoom link, please email Birgitta von Mallinckrodt (officekeuck@mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de).

About This Series

This research seminar is hosted by the Bordeaux-Berlin Working Group on Translating Validity in Psychiatric Research and brings together historians, philosophers, psychiatrists and biomedical researchers.

2021-11-25T15:00:00SAVE IN I-CAL 2021-11-25 15:00:00 2021-11-25 16:30:00 The Network Approach to Psychopathology In the past few years, network approaches have been proposed as an alternative way of thinking about the relations between symptoms of mental disorders. In contrast to traditional psychometric approaches, in which associations between symptom arise due to the common effect of a latent disorder, network models view these associations as the result of direct interactions between the symptoms themselves. In this talk I will outline the main ideas behind this approach, review empirical and theoretical applications, and discuss open challenges. Denny Borsboom is a professor at the Psychology Department of the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on the conceptual analysis of psychometric concepts, the development of new psychometric techniques, and the formation of formalized psychological theory. Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany Zoom/Online Meeting Platform Lara KeuckSteeves Demazeux Lara KeuckSteeves Demazeux Europe/Berlin public