Hearing Voices and Thinking Styles

Cardiff University, Psychology Department

This short online study will look at different thinking styles in people who hear voices and whether they experience any associated distress. Not everyone who hears voices will find it a distressing experience. This research aims to find out whether different ways of thinking are associated with distress related to hearing voices.

Your Impact

This study will help improve our understanding of distress related to hearing voices. This may help to develop psychological interventions to reduce distress associated with hearing voices.

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

At least 18 years old

Study Tasks

Taking part in this research involves completing an online questionnaire. The questions will ask you for basic demographic information (like age and ethnicity), information about the voices you hear, how you feel about them and questions about your thinking style.


This study was reviewed and approved by the Cardiff University Research Ethics Committee on the 7/5/20.


mental health
hearing voices
thinking patterns
online research
auditory hallucinations

Activity and Time

Psychology, Health and Wellness


Weekdays, Weeknights, Weekends, Overnight

20 minutes total, 1 session


Participants are given the opportunity to enter into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon voucher

Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

Posting date: Sep 25, 2020

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