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Assoc. Prof. Rachel Msetfi

Research Interests

I am a psychologist and I am interested in understanding the psychological processes that help people to be mentally healthy, and how those processes are different when people have depression and anxiety. In particular, when people ‘feel in control' of their life and things that happen to them, they tend to experience better psychological well being than people who feel helpless to effect change for the better. This is an important area of study as helplessness is linked to depression and suicidality. Therefore, control and other relevant topics, are the subject of my ongoing research.

Publications

Book Chapters

2012

Depressive realism: Sadly not wiser
Baker, A. G. , Msetfi, R. M., Hanley, N., Murphy, R. A. , Haselgrove, M., Hogarth, L.
(2012) Depressive realism: Sadly not wiser
In Clinical Applications of Learning Theory; Hove : Psychology Press

2005

Signal-outcome contingency, contiguity, and the depressive realism effect
Murphy, R. A., Vallee-Tourangeau, F., Msetfi, R. M., Baker, Andy G., Wills, A. J.
(2005) Signal-outcome contingency, contiguity, and the depressive realism effect
In New directions in human associative learning.; Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers pp. 193-219 Mahwah, NJ US

Peer Reviewed Journals

2015

A randomised controlled trial of an exercise plus behaviour change intervention in people with multiple sclerosis: the step it up study protocol
Coote, S,Gallagher, S,Msetfi, R,Larkin, A,Newell, J,Motl, RW,Hayes, S
(2015) A randomised controlled trial of an exercise plus behaviour change intervention in people with multiple sclerosis: the step it up study protocol
In BMC neurology;
DOI: 10.1186/s12883-014-0241-9
[ULIR]

2013

Context and Time in Causal Learning: Contingency and Mood Dependent Effects
Msetfi, RM,Wade, C,Murphy, RA
(2013) Context and Time in Causal Learning: Contingency and Mood Dependent Effects
In Plos One;
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064063
[ULIR]

2013

Time Perception and Depressive Realism: Judgment Type, Psychophysical Functions and Bias
Kornbrot, DE,Msetfi, RM,Grimwood, MJ
(2013) Time Perception and Depressive Realism: Judgment Type, Psychophysical Functions and Bias
In Plos One;
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0071585
[ULIR]

2013

'Happy and a bit Nervous': the experiences of children with autism in physical education
Healy, S,Msetfi, R,Gallagher, S
(2013) 'Happy and a bit Nervous': the experiences of children with autism in physical education
In British Journal Of Learning Disabilities; pp. 222-228
DOI: 10.1111/bld.12053
[ULIR]

2012

Dysphoric mood states are related to sensitivity to temporal changes in contingency
Msetfi, R. M., Murphy, R. A., & Kornbrot, D.
(2012) Dysphoric mood states are related to sensitivity to temporal changes in contingency
In Frontiers in Perception Science;
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00368
[ULIR]

2012

The effect of mild depression on time discrimination
Msetfi, RM,Murphy, RA,Kornbrot, DE
(2012) The effect of mild depression on time discrimination
In Quarterly Journal Of Experimental Psychology; pp. 632-645
DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2011.608908
[ULIR]

2012

Is culturally sensitive research achievable?
Pilkington, Aneela, Msetfi, R. M.
(2012) Is culturally sensitive research achievable?
In Clinical Psychology Forum; pp. 40-43

2012

Dysphoric mood states are related to sensitivity to temporal changes in contingency
Msetfi, RM,Murphy, RA,Kornbrot, DE
(2012) Dysphoric mood states are related to sensitivity to temporal changes in contingency
In Frontiers in psychology;
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00368
[ULIR]

2012

Factors affecting intention to access psychological services amongst British Muslims of South Asian origin
Pilkington, Aneela, Msetfi, Rachel Maria, Watson, Ruth
(2012) Factors affecting intention to access psychological services amongst British Muslims of South Asian origin
In Mental Health, Religion & Culture; Taylor & Francis pp. 1-22 United Kingdom

2012

Dysphoric Mood States are Related to Sensitivity to Temporal Changes in Contingency.
Msetfi RM, Murphy RA, Kornbrot DE
(2012) Dysphoric Mood States are Related to Sensitivity to Temporal Changes in Contingency.
In Frontiers in psychology;
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00368

2012

Parent perspectives of clinical psychology access when experiencing distress.
Cooke S, Smith I, Turl E, Arnold E, Msetfi RM
(2012) Parent perspectives of clinical psychology access when experiencing distress.
In Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association; pp. 34-37

2011

5-HT Modulation by Acute Tryptophan Depletion of Human Instrumental Contingency Judgements
Chase, HW, Crockett, Molly J, Msetfi, R. M., Murphy, R. A., Clark, L , Sahakian, BJ, Robbins, TW
(2011) 5-HT Modulation by Acute Tryptophan Depletion of Human Instrumental Contingency Judgements
In Psychopharmacology; pp. 615-623

2011

Vicarious exposure to trauma and growth in therapists: The moderating effects of sense of coherence, organizational support, and empathy
Brockhouse, R,Msetfi, RM,Cohen, K,Joseph, S
(2011) Vicarious exposure to trauma and growth in therapists: The moderating effects of sense of coherence, organizational support, and empathy
In Journal Of Traumatic Stress; pp. 735-742
DOI: 10.1002/jts.20704

2010

Client self rated adult attachment patterns and the therapeutic alliance: A systematic review
Smith, A. E., Msetfi, R. M., Golding, L.
(2010) Client self rated adult attachment patterns and the therapeutic alliance: A systematic review
In Clinical Psychology Review; pp. 326-337

2009

Impaired context maintenance in mild to moderately depressed students
Msetfi, R. M., Murphy, R. A., Kornbrot, D. E., Simpson, J.
(2009) Impaired context maintenance in mild to moderately depressed students
In Quarterly Journal Of Experimental Psychology; pp. 653-662

2007

Depressive realism and the effect of intertrial interval on judgements of zero, positive, and negative contingencies
Msetfi, R. M., Murphy, R. A., Simpson, J.
(2007) Depressive realism and the effect of intertrial interval on judgements of zero, positive, and negative contingencies
In The Quarterly Journal Of Experimental Psychology; Taylor & Francis pp. 461-481 United Kingdom

2007

Reasoning in people with obsessive compulsive disorder
Simpson, J., Cove, J., Fineberg, N., Msetfi, R. M., Ball, L. J.
(2007) Reasoning in people with obsessive compulsive disorder
In British Journal Of Clinical Psychology; pp. 397-411

2005

Depressive realism and outcome density bias in contingency judgements: The effect of context and the inter-trial interval
Msetfi, R. M., Murphy, R. A., Simpson, J., Kornbrot, D. E.
(2005) Depressive realism and outcome density bias in contingency judgements: The effect of context and the inter-trial interval
In Journal Of Experimental Psychology: General; pp. 10-22

Other Publications

2014

Individual differences in associative learning
Murphy, RA,Msetfi, RM
(2014) Individual differences in associative learning
In Frontiers in psychology;
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00466
[ULIR]

2009

Review of 'A guide to teaching statistics: Innovations and best practices'.
Msetfi, R. M
(2009) Review of 'A guide to teaching statistics: Innovations and best practices'.
In Psychology Teaching Review;