Skip to main content

Assoc. Prof. Rachel Msetfi

BSC, PHD

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 Chapter

2012

Depressive realism: Sadly not wiser
Baker, A. G. , Msetfi, R. M., Hanley, N., Murphy, R. A. , Haselgrove, M., Hogarth, L.
Clinical Applications of Learning Theory

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.
New directions in human associative learning.

Other Publication

2014

Individual differences in associative learning
Murphy, RA,Msetfi, RM
Frontiers in psychology DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00466

Peer Reviewed Journal

2013

'Happy and a bit Nervous': the experiences of children with autism in physical education
Healy, S,Msetfi, R,Gallagher, S
British Journal Of Learning Disabilities DOI: 10.1111/bld.12053

2012

Parent perspectives of clinical psychology access when experiencing distress.
Cooke S, Smith I, Turl E, Arnold E, Msetfi RM
Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association

2012

Dysphoric mood states are related to sensitivity to temporal changes in contingency
Msetfi, R. M., Murphy, R. A., & Kornbrot, D.
Frontiers in Perception Science DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00368

2012

The effect of mild depression on time discrimination
Msetfi, RM,Murphy, RA,Kornbrot, DE
Quarterly Journal Of Experimental Psychology DOI: 10.1080/17470218.2011.608908

2012

Is culturally sensitive research achievable?
Pilkington, Aneela, Msetfi, R. M.
Clinical Psychology Forum

2012
2012

Factors affecting intention to access psychological services amongst British Muslims of South Asian origin
Pilkington, Aneela, Msetfi, Rachel Maria, Watson, Ruth
Mental Health, Religion & Culture

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
Psychopharmacology

2010

Client self rated adult attachment patterns and the therapeutic alliance: A systematic review
Smith, A. E., Msetfi, R. M., Golding, L.
Clinical Psychology Review

2009

Impaired context maintenance in mild to moderately depressed students
Msetfi, R. M., Murphy, R. A., Kornbrot, D. E., Simpson, J.
Quarterly Journal Of Experimental Psychology

2007

Reasoning in people with obsessive compulsive disorder
Simpson, J., Cove, J., Fineberg, N., Msetfi, R. M., Ball, L. J.
British Journal Of Clinical Psychology

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.
The Quarterly Journal Of Experimental Psychology

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.
Journal Of Experimental Psychology: General