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2017-12-03 Spain:CoPInG with Frustration: A Vulnerability Marker for Psychopathology


CoPInG with Frustration: A Vulnerability Marker for Psychopathology

Description of the project offered: 
European institutions, governments, research actors, and citizens are facing defying societal challenges exacerbated by a persisting crisis. Standing out among these challenges are neurobehavioral disorders, some of the most complex current social issues because of their impact on personal distress, costs to family and friends, high healthcare and welfare spending, barriers to employment and job performance, poverty and economic deprivation, and social exclusion. The “Roadmap for Mental Health Research in Europe” Project prioritizes the biomedical and psychological investigations in mental health. This project aims at developing the agenda for mental research with immediate and long-term priorities, including actions that will overcome identified gaps in research knowledge within a period of 5-10 years. These actions may include prevention, early detection, and diagnosis of mental disorders, based on the identification of behavioral and biological risk markers for psychopathology. The present Cost action (CoPInG) aims at building a pan european network and developing multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary joint activities to analyze whether a behavioral trait and its corresponding biological correlates (coping with frustration) constitutes a risk/vulnerability marker for psychopathology. CoPinG objectives align with the ROAMER priorities with respect to the prevention and early detection of mental disorders, as well as with the Strategic Action Plan derived from the Partnership Agreement of COST H2020 (FPA ID 633054). To this respect, identifying early warning signals (low tolerance/coping with frustration) of unforeseen societal problems (mental illness and its multi-level consequences) will aim at contributing to one of the most important Societal challenges in Horizon2020 (“Health, Demographic Change and Well-being”), focused on achieving a better health for european citizens. By using tools and conducting activities inherent to the COST mission and policy, CoPInG will gather experts from different research communities, disciplines, fields and methodologies to bring together domains that have progressed separately in the past, with the goal of understanding frustration and its impact on mental health. CoPInG members: (a) will share their expertise in the basic and clinical research of frustration; (b) will create knowledge based on the results derived from applying networking tools (development of a biobehavioral protocol to assess individual differences in coping with frustration), and (c) will disseminate the research outcomes to stakeholders and the wider community, thus contributing to identify individuals at risk of developing neurobehavioural disorders. In this way, CoPInG will strengthen european leadership, research and innovation capacities with an important societal application: to improve health and well-being across european countries.
Project proposer:   CARMEN TORRES BARES (ESPAÑA)
Partner role:  Project coordinator 
Partner organisation:  Education
Call for proposal title:  N/A 

Description of the collaboration sought: 
I am looking for experts in behavioural neuroscience, emotion, psychological assessment, psychometry, neuroimaging, psychopharmacology, and animal testing, interested in sharing expertise to analyze the biological basis of coping with frustration and identify whether this biobehavioral trait can be a risk marker for psychopathology.
These are some of the activities we will develop:
- Develop systematic reviews and meta-analyses on existing knowledge about coping with frustration as behavioral/personality trait.
- Share expertise on how to scientifically study individual differences, behavioral traits, and personality across species.
- Collect available tests assessing frustration and related emotions.
- Share expertise about how to induce frustration under laboratory conditions and across species.
- Review available frustration tasks, experimental designs and procedures and identify commonalities and differences 
- Develop a task to induce frustration and evaluate individual differences with respect to its behavioral consequences (in terms of health and social performance). 
- Share scientific knowledge and expertise on the neural, hormonal, neurochemical, physiological, and brain functioning correlates of frustration across species.
- Analyze (based on literature review and research expertise) whether specific biological correlates modulate the relationship between differences in coping with frustration and maladaptive behavior (e.g., drug abuse, aggressive behavior, anxiety disorders, and mood disorders)
- Based on these activities, develop an assessment protocol based on biomarkers for low coping with frustration
- Disseminate the assessment protocol across different sub-populations
- Identify events and specialized media for promoting and disseminating the acquired knowledge, create a web page, participate in social networks to increase social awareness about this topic, etc. 
Expertise sought: Scientific research, Information. Media, Social aspects, Measurement methods, Veterinary and animal sciences, Medical biotechnology, Life sciences, Biotechnology, Medicine. Health, 
Roles sought: Project participant, 
Organisation types sought: 
Countries sought: Switzerland, Turkey, Argentina, Australia, United States, Austria, BELGIQUE-BELGIË, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, SUOMI / FINLAND, France, DEUTSCHLAND, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, ITALIA, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, NEDERLAND, POLSKA, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, ESPAÑA, SVERIGE, UNITED KINGDOM, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia