About the Seminar
During Wigman’s Fellowship at NIAS during the past three months, she has been working on a first draft of an application for a Vidi grant (Dutch competition) and an ERC Starting grant (European competition). In this seminar, she will present the ideas that she has developed during this period and the first plans for her research questions.
Wigman wants to explore the merging of two currently influential ideas in psychiatric research: first, the idea that mental health and mental illness are two correlated but separate dimensions, and second, the idea that psychopathology develops gradually (instead of being an all-or-nothing phenomenon). This leads her to formulate a hypothesis of mental balance as a potentially interesting central construct in psychological and psychiatric research.
About NIAS Seminars
NIAS Seminars are aimed to stimulate scientific cross-pollination within the NIAS academic community. Attendance is by invitation only.