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Developing a model of hoarding behaviours

28 March 2018

This study aims to develop a model of hoarding behaviours using interviews with people who hoard to find out how hoarding behaviours develop and the meaning of possessions. I am also interested in talking to professionals who work with those who hoard, e.g. professional organisers, clinical psychologists, psychotherapists. Interviews can be face to face, over Skype or via telephone, whichever is most convenient for you. Interviews would last around 60-90 minutes.


Ethical approval

Ethical approval was granted by the Nottingham Trent University College of Business, Law and Social Sciences Research Ethics Committee on 10th June 2016. Additional ethical approval was granted for further interviews on 8th March 2018.

About the researcher

I'm a PhD student in the Psychology Division at Nottingham Trent University with interests in hoarding behaviour, OCD, mental health, ecopsychology and our relationships with possessions and living space.

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