Addiction Vulnerability, Self-Esteem and Perfectionism as Transdiagnostic Predictors of Binge Eating Symptomology

1. Name, academic institution and contact details

Ms Ellena Daniele

Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP)


2. Name of Chief Investigator

Professor Lynne Harris


3. Name of University Supervisor

Professor Lynne Harris 

4. The name of project and a brief synopsis

Addiction Vulnerability, Self-Esteem and Perfectionism as Transdiagnostic Predictors of Binge Eating Symptomology.

Brief synopsis: The project aims to investigate whether there is a link between sensitivity to rewards and difficulty controlling emotions and impulses, and if so, whether this is a better predictor of binge eating than the variables self-esteem and perfectionism. Understanding the psychological factors that are related to binge eating is important for developing effective interventions to reduce binge eating disorder sympotmatology.

5. Recruitment details

Participants must be over 18 years of age, English speaking to a level that they can complete the survey and provide informed consent, and have internet access to participate in the study as it is an online survey hosted by Qualtrics.


6. Human Research Ethics Approval Number

The research has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee of the Navitas Professional Institute (Approval Number: 374010218)


7. Opening and closing date for recruitment

Opening date for recruitment: 17th February 2018

Closing date for recruitment: 31st July 2018

Please see the following link to the survey for further information: