Following on from a previous research project, I was recently contacted by a team from the University of Sussex in the UK who are running a new project, in collaboration with the team from Sheffield.
Here’s the advert:
This project seems to be an attempt to both validate a set of questions that help define limerence – an endeavour we’ve also been attempting here – and to look for correlations between limerence and other conditions (such as OCD and attachment disorders).
To get the best quality data, the team will need a cross section of people who vary in their personality types, psychological temperaments, childhood experiences, and adult beliefs – so I would encourage as many people as possible to contribute if you have the time.
Contributions from LwL readers will be a rather biased sample (limerents looking for relief from distress, and SOs looking for advice about how to cope with a limerent partner, mainly), but we can at least hopefully boost the number of limerents taking part. I think the same problem of sampling bias is going to be an issue for those directed to the study by therapists, as they are more likely than most to have “co-morbidities”. So, again, I’d encourage the stably attached and/or recovered limerents to take part too, if you can.
Full details of the study methodology and contact details for the team can be downloaded here:
You can sign up by clicking the image above, or this link.
Good luck to the researchers. Let’s get to work answering some of those pesky unanswered questions about limerence!
Thanks for sharing, Dr. L. I did the survey. It was no big deal.
Not trying to horn in on your gig L.E. … but song of the blog …
“So come on and take me now, take my love
Make come true the feelings I’ve been dreaming of
Take me now, take me fast
You can trust in me our love will ever last”
Take Me Now — Bread
“Contributions from LwL readers will be a rather biased sample (limerents looking for relief from distress, and SOs looking for advice about how to cope with a limerent partner, mainly), but we can at least hopefully boost the number of limerents taking part.”
That is an interesting thought. Scientists conducting research on limerence might find it easier to recruit “unhappy limerents” than “happy limerents” and that fact in and of itself may colour any data collected… 🤔
I guess LwLers can’t be considered the “control group” in any study then? 😆