Effects of Psychological Flexibility in Social Context: A Multi-Level Approach
Third-party funded project
Project title Effects of Psychological Flexibility in Social Context: A Multi-Level Approach
Principal Investigator(s) Gloster, Andrew
Project Members Villanueva, Jeanette
Organisation / Research unit Departement Psychologie / Clinical Psychology and Intervention Science (Gloster)
Project start 01.06.2016
Probable end 31.05.2020
Status Completed

The social context has a large impact on the health and well-being of people and groups alike. The importance of social contexts is also clinically relevant, where contexts outside the clinic, including social processes, are believed to account for approximately 33% of improvement in patients undergoing psychotherapy. Despite this, research is lacking on how to use social factors to improve the efficacy of psychotherapy and increase well-being and functioning of groups. This research will examine the impact of social context on change and in turn the impact of change on the social context. Towards this goal, we will examine whether the same social factors are relevant for patients and non-clinically seeking dyads. In particular, a theoretical framework and intervention called psychological flexibility will be used to test a) whether outcomes of psychotherapy can be increased, including long-term outcomes when patients are supported and/or challenged by their social context, and b) whether psychological flexibility can also increase indices of well-being within dyads.

Keywords Social Context, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Psychological Flexibility, Treatment Effectiveness, EMA, Psychotherapy, Dyads, Well-being, Long-term outcome
Financed by Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Cooperations ()

  ID Kreditinhaber Kooperationspartner Institution Laufzeit - von Laufzeit - bis
3899442  Gloster, Andrew  Mata, Jutta  Universität Mannheim  01.06.2016  30.05.2020 
3899458  Gloster, Andrew  Karekla, Maria  University of Cyprus  01.06.2016  30.05.2020 
3899467  Gloster, Andrew  Klotsche, Jens  German Rheumatism Research Center Berlin, Germany Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charitè Universitaetsmedizin Berlin  01.06.2016  30.05.2020 

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