The Mental mHealth Lab / The Chair of Applied Psychology is characterized by its methodological focus on ambulatory assessment. Phenomena of interest are studied in everyday life (real-life) in real-time using psychophysiological methods (objective) and time-sensitive analysis (dynamics).
We focus on:
- A multimodal operationalization of phenomena of interest in everyday life using subjective self-reports (e-diaries), peripheral physiological signals (ECG, EDA, ...), behavioral (accelereometry, GPS).
- Real-time analysis of psychophysiological parameters to trigger electronic diary assessments (interactive monitoring)
- Analysis of dynamical processes (affective instability)
- Lab-Field comparisons
- Integrating experimental manipulation and intervention strategies into ambulatory assessment methodology
- We use ambulatory assessment technology to study mental symptoms in healthy individuals (stress or procrastination among students) and patients (borderline personality disorder, depression, ADHD, epilepsy).