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Executive functioning and exercise addiction in males and females with symptoms of muscle dysmorphia

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Research into the subject of Muscle Dysmorphia is greatly lacking and if you’re a regular reader of this blog you will notice I care greatly about things of this nature. This research is a bonafide psychological study at The University of Central Lahcashire. The survey will take around 22 minutes and will add to an area of research at the forefront of modern socio/psychological research and governmental concern with regards to the health of many people in our societies.

The current study will assess group differences in executive functioning and exercise addiction in males and females, with and without symptoms of muscle dysmorphia (MD).  Variables known to influence both executive functioning and the development of MD will be controlled for (age, Body Mass Index, sexual orientation, depression, certain medications and substances (e.g., anti-depressants), dieting and fluid intelligence.

This study has been ethically approved by The Psychology department of  The University of Central Lancashire.

Contacts: Glen Andrew Carrigan(BPS member, REPS, SEED) GACarrigan@uclan.ac.uk
or Dr Noreen Caswell, (BSc., MSc., PhD., CPsychol, FHEA, HPC), ncaswell1@uclan.ac.uk

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The links between interpersonal relationships, well-being and eating attitudes in sport

For any coaches or athletes I am contacting you on behalf of Dr Vaithehy Shanmugam, School of Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, in collaboration with Dr Sophia Jowett , School of Sport, Exercise and Health, Loughborough University, who are conducting a study examining the links between interpersonal relationships, well-being and eating attitudes in sport.  The study will include the completion of a questionnaire which assesses coach-athlete interactions, perfectionism, self-esteem, depressive symptoms, exercise and eating attitudes and behaviour.  I am contacting you to ask whether you could forward on details of my study to all your athletes aged 18 and above or complete the questionniare if you are one. The questionnaire can be completed via this weblink www.survey.lboro.ac.uk/athletes12

Thank you for taking the time to read this, if you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or the principal investigator, Dr Vaithehy Shanmugam, via the details below.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hopefully will hear from you soon.

Glen Andrew Carrigan GACarrigan@uclan.ac.uk

Dr Vaithehy Shanmugam; vshanmugam@uclan.ac.uk

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