Pink, Jen

Start date:
September 2019
Research Topic:
Implicit shame in offending populations
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Professor Nicola Gray
Supervising school:
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

Previous research has found relationships between feelings of shame and how they manifest as violent and/or sexual oļ¬€ending and self-injurous/suicidal behaviours. Shame is diļ¬ƒcult to measure using questionnaires or clinical interviews due to motivations to hide such thoughts and feelings and lack of insight. This project will develop an ā€œimplicitā€ measure of shame, using the Implicit Associaon Test. This will be used within in-patient and out-patient forensic settings to evaluate the association with past violent/sexual oļ¬€ending, and reported self-harm or suicide attempts. Through agreed external collaborations, I will evaluate how implicit measures can inform treatment evaluation in oļ¬€ending populations.