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 James Carson

James Carson

Postgraduate Research Student

 Washington Singer 


Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

 Office hours:

9am-5.30pm Monday-Friday 


About Me: 
I am passionately interested in applying the science of mind to reducing suffering and increasing happiness. More specifically, I am interested in how psychological treatments for depression work and how they can be improved. 

My PhD:
My project aims to adapt Augmented Depression Therapy (ADepT) to adolescent depression. Depression is characterised by reduced positive emotion (anhedonia) and increased negative emotion (dysphoria). Whilst conventional treatments of depression successfully reduce dysphoria, they are less effective at reducing anhedonia. ADepT is an innovative approach to the treatment of depression that focuses on increasing positivite emotions (thriving, experiencing well-being) as well as reducing negative emotions (coping, being resillient). ADepT has successfuly been applied to improving depression treatments in adults; I hope to explore its potential to improve depression treatments in adolescents.  

Key words: 

- Adolescent Depression 

- Well-being enhancement 

- Psychological treatment development 

- Mechanisms of psychological treatments 

- Positive emotion regulation in depression 


MRes Cognitive Neuroscience (University College London) 

BSc Psychology with Neuropsychology (Bangor University) 



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