[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140103757]
Researchers Dr Brock Bastian; A/Prof Peter Kuppens;
Brief description We are in the midst of a depression and anxiety epidemic that cannot be explained by focusing on individual experiences alone. We desperately need to understand the cultural contributors to depression and anxiety, thereby providing insight into the epidemiology of these conditions. Drawing on experimental studies, longitudinal sampling of daily emotional experiences, and multi-national data, the research will show how cultural contexts may exacerbate individual-level affective disturbance and demonstrate the processes through which occurs. The findings will make a timely and much needed contribution to public policy decisions and preventive health care.
Funding Amount 325000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects