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Valuations in Hoarding Disorder: Contextual Information and Object Value

30 June 2020

Our study is interested in understanding how people with hoarding problems perceive the world. Research has shown that individuals with hoarding disorder view and value objects differently to others. These views also seem to differ from people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), which is often considered to have overlap with hoarding. Therefore, this study is seeking to further understand how those with Hoarding Disorder and OCD value different objects.


  • You must be over 18
  • You must not have suffered any organic brain damage
  • i.e. a stroke or traumatic incident like a car crash that has left you with some brain damage, confirmed by a doctor.
  • Fall into one of three categories:
  • Must be experiencing significant hoarding problems, with no current or past history of OCD – UNLESS hoarding is your main issue and you also have OCD
  • Must be experiencing significant problems due to OCD, with no current or past history of hoarding – UNLESS OCD is your main issue and you also have some hoarding problems
  • Must have no current or past history of OCD/Hoarding/ or other mental health problems.

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Ethical approval

This study has been granted ethical approval by the Psychology Research Ethics Committee at University of Bath.

About the researcher

I am currently a postgraduate student at the University of Bath, studying for my MSc in Applied Clinical Psychology, and would greatly appreciate your participation in my final research project.

This study is supervised by Dr James Gregory, Clinical Psychologist, University of Bath.

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