Journal of Depression and Anxiety

Journal of Depression and Anxiety
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-1044

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Abstract

Use of Photo-Elicitation Interviews To Understand Schemas Among University Students: An Explorative Study

Ankur Singh Kapur

The present study aims to understand how people with anxiety/depression differ in viewing the world in comparison to individuals who do not have these psychopathologies. Participants engaged in the process of constructing the stimuli and then also interpreting it in their interviews. There were ten participants out of which five had anxiety/depression and other five did not. Participants were screened for anxiety/depression and where asked to engage in a simple activity of clicking photographs based on the scenarios that were provided. They were also interviewed based on what they clicked and their photographs as well as interviews were analysed. Interviews were analysed using thematic analysis and photographs were analysed using semiotics. Results showed that people with anxiety/depression avoid proximity and capturing faces/emotions. It was also observed that participants often had photographs connected to a past event and for them photographs were means to release their feelings and thoughts in an abstract manner.

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