The relationship between personality, emotions and body-focused repetitive behaviours

Barbara Medea, Trainee Clinical Psychologist at Newcastle University, is conducting a study of the relationship between personality, emotions and body-focused repetitive behaviors.

Do you engage in behaviours like hair-pulling, skin-picking, nail-biting or other similar body-focused repetitive behaviour? The researcher is looking for volunteers to take part in the study.

Who can take part?
.       People aged over 18 years.
.       People that identify themselves as engaging in any type of body-focused repetitive behaviour such as hair-pulling, skin-picking and nail-biting.
.       People who are sufficiently fluent in English.

What is involved?
You will be asked to complete a series of online questionnaires exploring the relationship between personality, emotions and body-focused repetitive behaviours.

What is the time commitment?
Based on piloting, people take between 35 and 45 minutes to complete this study. While completing you can decide to take a break and come back to it later on.

What are the benefits?
A donation of £200 will be made to one or more charities that support people with body-focused repetitive behaviours.

This study is part of Barbara Medea's doctoral research, supervised by Prof Mark Freeston. This study was approved by the Faculty of Medical Sciences Research Ethics Committee, part of Newcastle University's Research Ethics Committee. For further information, you can contact her at: Body.focused@newcastle.ac.uk

You can access the survey at this link:

http://nclpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0vprkKfAGY27N0F

Please read the attached Information Sheet for more information.