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Expert in: Affect mentalization

Lecours, Serge

LECOURS, Serge

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I essentially try to better understand the links between affect regulation and psychopathology, mainly by studying mental functioning (mentalization, alexithymia). Part of my work bears on the theoretical analysis of these themes, using a mainly psychoanalytical approach that integrates elements of theories of emotion. I also conduct empirical research using a number of methodological strategies: discourse analysis (quantitative and qualitative), creation and use of questionnaires, experimental tasks, etc. I created a grid for verbal elaboration of affect (GÉVA), a verbal measurement of affect mentalization, a central part of many research projects.

Research themes:

  • Mentalization and affect regulation
  • Exploration of forms of alexithymia
  • Study of affect mentalization in psychopathology, particularly depression and borderline personality disorder
  • Analysis of the role of sadness and positive emotions in mentalization
  • Assessment and treatment of mental functioning
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