Researchers at the University of Northampton would like to invite you to complete a short survey in order to investigate help-seeking behaviours of individuals who have experienced an Anomalous Experience (AE).
What do we mean by help-seeking behaviours?
“Behaviour of actively seeking help from other people,which may involve communicating with others to obtain help and support for troubling experiences”.
What do we mean by an ‘anomalous experience’?
“Anomalous experiences are those that depart from our own familiar personal experiences or from the more usual, ordinary, and expected experiences of a given culture and time” (Braud, 2010, p.1). Some common anomalous experiences that people have reported are sensing the presence of the deceased after bereavement (cf. Keen, Murray & Payne, 2012), spiritual crisis (cf. Lucas, 2011), out of body experiences, near death experiences, and psychic experiences (cf. Kramer, Bauer, & Hövelmann, 2012).
What will the study involve?
You need to be at least 18 years of age to take part. The survey is completed anonymously and takes around 10-15 minutes to complete. The deadline for the survey is 1st August 2015.