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Professor Heather Flowe

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Sexual violence and risk for developing and maintaining posttraumatic stress disorder


People who endorse maladaptive metacognitions before trauma exposure are more likely to experience symptoms of PTSD after exposure. This project analyses the memorial antecedents and consequences of maladaptive meta cognitive beliefs in the context of sexual violence and investigates primary and secondary interventions to prevent PTSD. The project contributes to debates about the metacognitive model of PTSD and highlights the importance of metamemory, an understudied factor in PTSD research and sexual violence.


Common Mental Health


University of Birmingham