Network models can help focus research on the role of culture and context in psychopathology, but don't discount latent variable models

Nuwan Jayawickreme, Andrew Rasmussen, Alison Karasz, Jay Verkuilen, Eranda Jayawickreme

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Borsboom et al. correctly note that the use of latent variable models in cross-cultural research has resulted in a futile search for universal, biological causes of psychopathology; however, this is not an inevitable outcome of such models. While network analytic approaches require further development, network models have the potential to better elucidate the role of cultural and contextual variables related to psychopathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere14
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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