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'I wish I hadn't done that' - Experiences of Guilt and Regret

06 July 2020

Fear, anxiety, sadness, anger, disgust and shame have all received significant attention in trying to understand and develop treatments for a range of mental health problems. Guilt has been considered to some extent although findings have been inconsistent but regret has received little attention. This project is investigating the relationship between guilt and regret and various types of anxiety.


  • 18 and over

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Ethical approval

This project has been approved by The Faculty of Medical Sciences Ethics Committee at Newcastle University: Ref - 3898/2020.

About the researcher

We are Molly Casper and Liz Langdale. This study is part of our training in psychology. We are Postgraduate Psychology students working within a research team supervised by Professor Mark Freeston, staff member at Newcastle University, and Dr Richard Thwaites.

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