Studying the Relationships between our Bodily Awareness, Emotions and Perceptions in Schizotypy
PsychREC Ref: PRE.2021.021
Bodily signals provide vital information to the brain about the world and how the world is impacting on the body. We are interested in understanding how awareness of our bodily signals relates to the experience of emotions and perceptions of ourselves and the world. This is important for our understanding of conditions like psychosis and schizophrenia in which people’s experiences of their body, their self and the world can be dramatically changed.
The experiences that people with psychosis and schizophrenia have, occur at a mild level in the general population. Many healthy people occasionally hear voices, see vague shapes or figures and feel paranoid or muddled in their thinking. These experiences are thought to be part of a set of personality traits called schizotypy. Schizotypy is thought to be related to psychosis and schizophrenia as some individuals who score very highly on schizotypy are at higher risk of developing psychosis. It is important to emphasise that schizotypy is not a mental illness or diagnosis. However, it can be helpful for studying factors that may be important for our understanding of psychosis and schizophrenia.
This Online Study Aims to:
Study the relationship between bodily awareness and emotional experiences in schizotypy to see what insights we can gain that can help us better understand what happens in psychosis and schizophrenia.
– Will be invited to complete an online screening form
– Those eligible for the study will then complete a series of questionnaires
– You will be paid £10 for participation
If you are interested in participating, here is the link: https://cambridge.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7Ukvk1qD31sqjUq
If you have questions or concerns, please email Farah Hina at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.