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The observation of affective touch and the link with eating disorder traits

20 July 2020

This study will last approximately 35 mins and will involve the completion of some short questionnaires about yourself, your eating behaviours, attitudes towards your body and your attitudes towards and experiences of social touch. You will then rate the pleasantness of videos in which an individual is receiving gentle stroking to various body regions.

You have the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw (two chanced of £25 Amazon vouchers).


  • Female participants
  • Aged 18+
  • With current, remitted and no diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa
  • No Skin conditions
  • No Chronic pain conditions
  • Not pregnant

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Ethical approval

This study has been approved by Liverpool John Moores University Research Ethics Committee [20/NSP/025]

About the researcher

Liverpool John Moores University Psychology/Neuroscience PhD student.

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