Ms Jessica Fritz
http://jessica-fritz.com/ (personal home page)
My main research interest is the study of resilience in individuals who have experienced childhood adversity. Resilience can be described as a process of positive adaptation following exposure to childhood adversity. Childhood adversity is strongly linked with the development of psychopathology in later life. Therefore, I believe that it is crucial that the various interrelated factors that may increase resilience are examined and understood. With my PhD research I aim to model the relationships between resilience factors cross-sectionally as well as longitudinally, spanning adolescence. To study the putative interrelations of various literature-derived resilience factors, I will use cutting-edge network analysis techniques. Establishing the interrelations of resilience factors might help to improve therapeutic approaches for individuals who were exposed to childhood adversity.
Cross-sectional and cohort studies
Associated News Items
Fritz, J., de Graaff, A. M., Caisley, H., van Harmelen, A.-L., & Wilkinson, P. O. (2018), “A Systematic Review of Amenable Resilience Factors that Moderate and/ or Mediate the Relationship between Childhood Adversity and Mental Health in Young People” Frontiers in Psychiatry. Special Issue: Resilience, Life Events, Trajectories and The Brain, 9: 230. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00230
Fritz, J., Fried, E. I., Goodyer, I. M., Wilkinson, P. O., van Harmelen, A.-L. (2018), “A Network Model of Resilience Factors for Adolescents with and without Exposure to Childhood Adversity” Scientific Reports, 8: 15774. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-34130-2