Centre for Mental Health

Exploring the role of cognitive flexibility, rumination and perfectionism in anorexia nervosa

How we think influences symptoms and our experiences. Cognitive flexibilityis the ability to adapt to changes in the environment and/or changing task demands. This project aims to clarify the role of cognitive flexibility in anorexia nervosa. This research will investigate the role of cognitive flexibility and related processes in the maintenance of disordered eating symptoms.

Participant Criteria:

We are looking for females with a current diagnosis of anorexia nervosa to participate. We are also inviting females who have recovered from anorexia nervosa and healthy females without an eating disorder to participate. 

  • Over the age of 18 
  • Female 
  • Fluent in English 

Please note that further eligibility criteria apply 

Study Details:

We are looking for people to participate in a study investigating the relationship between anorexia nervosa and flexible thinking. 

Participation will involve an interview, the completion of surveys and a computer-based task at Swinburne University of Technology. Participants will be reimbursed $25 for their participation.  

How to Participate:

If you would like to learn more about this research, please contact Stephanie Miles: smiles@swin.edu.au