We are conducting research on Hoarding Disorder and OCD and we need people with these conditions as well as those with no mental health issues to participate. We would greatly appreciate your participation and you'll be in with a chance to win one of three £25 Amazon Vouchers. Please see below for more information and the link to participate thank you!
How Do People Perceive Objects?
Our study looks at how people see value in objects, in particular we want to see if there are any differences between how people with hoarding difficulties, OCD and those with no mental health issues perceive objects in relation to their instrumental, sentimental, monetary and aesthetic values.
There is currently little research into what might be behind the unique attachment to objects that people with hoarding difficulties have. We want to investigate this by assessing whether this special connection could be related to how people with hoarding difficulties perceive objects. We hope that the findings from this study can be used to help with early diagnosis and treatment interventions for both people with hoarding difficulties and OCD by highlighting a potentially unique aspect of Hoarding Disorder.
We feel this is an important and interesting study and we would really appreciate if you could take part. All you need to do is answer some questions relating to your mental health and then rate a series of images for the above values. As a thank you for taking part you will be entered into a prize draw to win one of 3 x £25 Amazon Vouchers. To learn more and take part in our study please click the link below. Thank you very much.
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This research is being conducted by Olivia Buckeridge and Céline Joesphine Giese MSc Students at the University of Bath under the supervision of Dr James Gregory.
This study has been approved by the University of Bath Psychology Ethics Committee (Reference Number: 17-232). If you have any concerns about this study please contact the department of Psychology Research Ethics Committee, via Nathalia Gjersoe, Psychology Research Ethics Officer (Tel: 01225383251; emails: N.Gjersoe@bath.ac.uk).