Psychology Faculty Presentations

Title

The Six Stages of OCD: A Qualitative Analysis

Document Type

Poster Session

Conference/Event

28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science

Location

Chicago, IL

Event Date

5-27-2016

Keywords

OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, qualitative research, cognitive psychology

Abstract

The empirical qualitative research study involved conducting semi-structured interviews with 18 participants who self-identified as possessing OCD. Results describe how participants undergo six-stage cycles of internal torment and we report their affective and cognitive phenomena. Such description data is useful to psychologists providing clinical treatments

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