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Development and validation of new social-emotional tasks

09 April 2020

The aim of the research is to develop and test a set of new social-emotional processing tasks. Social-emotional difficulties have been postulated to play a key role in the development and progression of many psychiatric disorders including anorexia nervosa. However, there is a relative paucity of naturalistic paradigms that could be used to assess these difficulties. This study aims to address this gap by developing two new tasks assessing different aspects of social-emotional processing.

Requirements

  • Female
  • 18 - 25 years old
  • Never been diagnosed with a psychiatric or neurological disorder
  • Currently living in the UK

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Ethical approval

This study has been approved by PNM Research Ethics Subcommittee (ref: HR-19/20-13004)

About the researcher

I am a research fellow working at King's College London trying to improve our understanding of social-emotional functioning in anorexia nervosa and what role it might play in progression of the illness.

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