The effect of difficult interpersonal memories on emotional responses

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This study has been reviewed, and approved, by University of Oxford MS CUREC board (ref: R74372/RE001).


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The effect of difficult interpersonal memories on emotional responses

My name is Sam French and I am a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at the University of Oxford, working with Professor Paul Salkovskis and Dr Victoria Bream. This is an invitation to take part in our research study.

We are interested to learn more from you about how your difficult interpersonal memories impact on your emotions in the present.

What is the purpose of the study?
We aim to explore how bringing to mind memories of difficult interpersonal experiences affects peoples’ emotional responses. We hope that by trying to understand how memories of difficult interpersonal experiences affect emotional responses, we may be better able to tailor assessments and psychological treatments.

What will participants be asked to do?
We are looking for volunteers aged 18 years and over. Participating in the research will take approximately 1 hour, and will involve a short telephone discussion, an experimental task via video, and completion of some questionnaires.

How to take part.
We ask you to contact us by emailing   so that we can jointly arrange a telephone appointment at a time that suits you to answer any questions you might have and possibly to begin the study if you wish (at that point or later).


Should you have any questions please contact Sam at

To take part or for additional information please read the research participant information sheet which can be downloaded by clicking here.