SR307RV – The Cognitive Correlates of Perfectionism

The cognitive correlates of perfectionism

Project Lead: Robert Vaughan

Student as Researcher: Liam Baker

Research suggests that stable personality characteristics affect cognitive performance across domains. One such trait, perfectionism, has been shown to influence decision making. However, little is understood regarding the link between perfectionism and cognition. Perfectionism can manifest as both positive and negative, so it may also have debilitating and facilitating effects in cognitive performance. The purpose of this research will be to build on previous research examining the relationship between perfectionism and cognition.

Liam Baker will be meeting regularly with the research team and help in the data collection period. Robert Vaughan hopes this project will be presented at conference (such as the British Psychological Society) and produce a research article (such as Personality and Individual Differences).