Moral reasoning in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

My name is Rebecca Dale. I am a Trainee Clinical Psychologist studying at Royal Holloway, University of London. I am supervised by Dr Olga Luzon (Clinical Psychologist) on a doctoral research project looking at moral decision making in OCD.

What is this study about?

This research looks at some of the factors which may be involved in how people make moral decisions. Specifically, we are interested in whether there are similarities and differences in how people with and without a diagnosis of OCD make decisions. A clearer understanding of decision making processes in OCD could help to explain the disorder and to develop more effective psychological treatments.

What are the possible benefits of taking part?

There are not expected to be any direct benefits to you as a result of taking part in this study. However, we hope that the information we get from this study will potentially improve the treatment of people with OCD in the future.

Who can take part?

We are aiming to recruit as many adults (18+) as possible with and without symptoms of OCD.

What do I need to do?

If you choose to take part, you will be asked to complete an anonymous online survey which should take approximately 45 minutes to complete. The survey is composed of short questionnaires about mood, a series of moral dilemmas for you to read and answer questions about and a task to classify your style of thinking (visual or verbal).

If you complete the survey, we will enter you into a prize draw to win one of four £25 Amazon vouchers as a thank you.

How do I take part?

Please follow this link if you would like to read more information about the study and to take part: