I study parental caregiving as key element of early life experiences. Aspects of parental caregiving can turn on epigenetic processes leading to stress-related vulnerability. What features of caregiving can cause such changes and what are the effects on human development? Answers to these questions may reveal novel molecular targets for prevention and therapy of affective and cognitive disorders.
Elia Psouni, PhD and clinical psychologist; Senior lecturer in Developmental Psychology and Psychobiology, Kristianstad University and Researcher at Lund University. Specialist in parental caregiving and how it interacts with the child's attachment to affect cognitive and emotional development, particularly emotion regulation. Expertise in diverse methodologies for measurement of attachment and caregiving behavioral systems.