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The Experimental Psychopathology and Cognitive Therapies team aim to use experimental psychology techniques to increase our understanding of the mechanisms underlying psychological disorders.

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Artist: Josephine McInerney - Artist in Residence Warneford Hospital 2010-2011

The Experimental Psychopathology and Cognitive Therapies team aim to use experimental psychology techniques to increase our understanding of the mechanisms underlying psychological disorders. Cognitive psychology is a rapidly developing science with rigorous techniques to investigate mental processes. Our projects aim to test recent theory, which will in turn deliver information to drive future cognitive therapies (e.g. "CBT") innovations informed by basic science.

Our current research focuses on understanding the role of mental imagery and emotion, particularly in relation to for anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder. Current projects include (i) investigation of intrusive memories (which tend to be image based); and (ii) developing computerised technologies for cognitive bias modification.

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