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Oxford Centre for Emotions & Affective Neuroscience - OCEAN (Fox Lab)
I am currently in my second year of study on the DPhil in Experimental Psychology. My doctoral thesis will be based on the topic of 'Individual differences in environmental sensitivity' - I am particularly interested in understanding the relationship between environmental stress and mental health outcomes - and the individual difference factors that moderate this relationship, including personality factors and genetic factors. I will use data from the CogBIAS longitudinal study (currently beginning wave two data collection) to investigate risk and resilience pathways to mental health outcomes in a cohort of 500 adolescents. I will also conduct behavioural and intervention experiments to investigate why some people are more responsive to the environment than others. I am expected to complete this DPhil project in September, 2018.
2015 - 2018: DPhil in Experimental Psychology
2013 - 2015: Research Assistant and Project Coordinator for the CogBIAS Project.
2012 - 2013: MSc in Research Methods in Psychology from the University of Essex (Distinction).
2009 - 2012 : BSc in Psychology from the University of East Anglia (2:1).
Sensory-processing sensitivity moderates the association between childhood experiences and adult life satisfaction.
Booth C. et al, (2015), Pers Individ Dif, 87, 24 - 29
The heritability of optimism, spirituality, and meaning in life
Fox E. and Booth C., (2015), Genetics of Psychological Well-Being: The role of heritability and genetics in positive psychology The role of heritability and genetics in positive psychology