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    • The appropriateness of using a counter app in experimental studies assessing unwanted intrusive thoughts 

      Wahl, Karina; Lieb, Roselind; Kollárik, Martin; Purdon, Christine (Elsevier, 2020-07)
      The reliable and valid assessment of unwanted intrusive thoughts (UITs) is crucial. The main aim of the current research was to investigate if individuals who used a counter app (a program on a mobile device that is used ...
    • An experimental study of hand washing in people with high and normative contamination fear 

      Dean, Jasmine; Purdon, Christine (Elsevier, 2021-01)
      Compulsions are the hall mark of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) but there has been surprisingly little research on their phenomenology and persistence, and much of this work has focused on checking compulsions. The ...
    • An in vivo study of compulsions 

      Dean, Jasmine; Purdon, Christine (Elsevier, 2021-07)
      Leading models of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) assume that compulsions are enacted to neutralize distress over obsessions. However, lab-based research suggests that once a compulsion starts factors other than distress ...
    • Scared of compassion: Fear of compassion in anxiety, mood, and non-clinical groups 

      Merritt, Olivia; Purdon, Christine (British Psychological Society, 2020-05-04)
      Objectives. Fear of receiving compassion from others, expressing compassion to others, and being compassionate towards oneself have been identified as potentially important factors in the persistence of depression, stress ...
    • A study of the Repeated Actions Diary in patients suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder 

      Bouvard, Martine; Fournet, Nathalie; Denis, Anne; Achachi, Ouafae; Purdon, Christine (Wiley, 2019-12-27)
      The structured Repeated Action Diary (RAD) collects in vivo data on compulsions and their various characteristics. Certain compulsions (i.e., those ending because the patient feels certain that it is safe to stop) are then ...
    • Thought Suppression 

      Purdon, Christine (Oxford University Press, 2020-01-30)
      The idea that suppressing an unwanted thought results in an ironic increase in its frequency is accepted as psychological fact. Wegner’s ironic processes model has been applied to understanding the development and persistence ...
    • To Approach or to Avoid: The Role of Ambivalent Motivation in Attentional Biases to Threat and Spider Fear 

      Xu, Mengran; Rowe, Katelyn; Purdon, Christine (Springer, 2021-01-03)
      Background People with anxiety difficulties show different patterns in their deployment of attention to threat compared to people without anxiety difficulties. These attentional biases are assumed to play a critical role ...


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