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The cognitive architecture of blame biases

What is the study about? 

During every-day life we constantly have to evaluate our own and others’ social behaviour and this affects how we feel about ourselves and other people. The way we deal with this information is poorly understood and very relevant for our mental health. Therefore, there is an urgent need to understand this better in order to develop better treatments for mental health problems such as depression or anxiety. 

The study 

When agreeing to participate, participants were asked questions about psychiatric, medical and neurological symptoms by using questionnaires and interviews. We also used tests, some of them on a computer to test cognitive, emotional and social skills. Following this assessment, participants were then be invited to a complete computerised task which involves emotional content.