Misophonia is an understudied condition characterized by extremely adverse emotional and physical reactions to the sound of eating, drinking, and breathing. Existing literature shows conflicting evidence for a link between Misophonia and OCD, and anecdotal evidence for a memory and attention component. This study tested both claims via a two-part online activity. Part one had 20 self-identified Misophonics rate 102 onomatopoeias on triggering quality via a seven-point scale. The obtained ratings were used to divide items into two stimuli groups for a recall memory test. Part 2 had fifty-four participants complete the OBQ-44, A-MISO-S, and a recall memory test. No correlation was found between scores on the OBQ-44 and A-MISO-S, failing to support the OCD-Misophonia link. ANOVA found a main effect of item group on item recall, but no main effect of participant type or interaction. The implications of these findings and suggestions for future research are discussed
|Advisor:||Charles, Walter G|
|Commitee:||Livingston, Jonathan N, Sollers, John J|
|School:||North Carolina Central University|
|School Location:||United States -- North Carolina|
|Source:||MAI 81/11(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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