Psychology Faculty Presentations

Title

The Six Stages of OCD: A Qualitative Analysis

Document Type

Poster Session

Event Date

5-27-2016

Conference/Event

28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science

Location

Chicago, IL

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

Keywords

OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder, qualitative research, cognitive psychology

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