Morein Lab

Advancing Cognitive Control and Mental Health Research

Our Focus

The Morein Lab aims to advance scientific knowledge and understanding of how problems with cognitive and response control can contribute to mental health conditions. Our research integrates experimental psychology, psychiatry and cognitive neuroscience . To date, our research has focused in particular on Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Hoarding Disorder (HD). The lab is led by Dr Sharon Morein (aka Morein-Zamir) and is based at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK.

Current Research & News

How do people cope with uncertainty? Intolerance of Uncertainty (IU) is a trans-diagnostic concept, initially developed in relation to anxiety but increasingly posited as central to additional disorders, such as OCD where people can wash or check excessively. To find out more about this and additional research in the lab, click here

Live Survey: participate in our study for a chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher. People differ in their attitudes and preferences for specific brands. In this project, we want to investigate whether there are any associations between attitudes and behaviours, and brand preference.

Media: The Morein Lab has contributed to The British Academy Summer Showcase 2020. Dr Sharon Morein discusses the link between ADHD and Hoarding. Click here to learn more.

Recent Publications

A transdiagnostic perspective of constructs underlying obsessive-compulsive and related disorders: An international Delphi consensus study (Fontenelle et al., 2020). Details

Network failures: When incentives trigger impulsive responses. (Zhukovsky et al., 2020). Details

Avoid jumping to conclusions under uncertainty in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Morein-Zamir et al., 2020). Details

From checking the door to checking the app: assessment and treatment implications for obsessive-compulsive disorder in the digital era. (Carmi et al., 2020). Details