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A recent study from Dr Kirsten Smith, Dr Graham Thew and Dr Belinda Graham at the department’s Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (OxCADAT) looks at how participating in online research about grief affects people who have lost a loved one.

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Internet-based studies can be a useful way of learning about how people grieve, as they allow people to respond in their own time and from their own preferred location. However, concerns have been raised about the ethics of using the internet for this research, citing possible emotional risks to people who are already in a vulnerable position due to their loss.

Find out more (Experimental Psychology website)