Publications from our Researchers

Several of our current PhD candidates and fellow researchers at the Data Science Institute have published, or in the proccess of publishing, papers to present their research.  


BibTex format

author = {Peill, JM and Trinci, KE and Kettner, H and Mertens, LJ and Roseman, L and Timmermann, C and Rosas, FE and Lyons, T and Carhart-Harris, RL},
doi = {10.1177/02698811211066709},
journal = {Journal of Psychopharmacology},
pages = {31--45},
title = {Validation of the psychological insight scale: a new scale to assess psychological insight following a psychedelic experience},
url = {},
volume = {36},
year = {2022}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Introduction:As their name suggests, ‘psychedelic’ (mind-revealing) compounds are thought to catalyse processes of psychological insight; however, few satisfactory scales exist to sample this. This study sought to develop a new scale to measure psychological insight after a psychedelic experience: the Psychological Insight Scale (PIS).Methods:The PIS is a six- to seven-item questionnaire that enquires about psychological insight after a psychedelic experience (PIS-6) and accompanied behavioural changes (PIS item 7). In total, 886 participants took part in a study in which the PIS and other questionnaires were completed in a prospective fashion in relation to a planned psychedelic experience. For validation purposes, data from 279 participants were analysed from a non-specific ‘global psychedelic survey’ study.Results:Principal components analysis of PIS scores revealed a principal component explaining 73.57% of the variance, which displayed high internal consistency at multiple timepoints throughout the study (average Cronbach’s α = 0.94). Criterion validity was confirmed using the global psychedelic survey study, and convergent validity was confirmed via the Therapeutic-Realizations Scale. Furthermore, PIS scores significantly mediated the relationship between emotional breakthrough and long-term well-being.Conclusion:The PIS is complementary to current subjective measures used in psychedelic studies, most of which are completed in relation to the acute experience. Insight – as measured by the PIS – was found to be a key mediator of long-term psychological outcomes following a psychedelic experience. Future research may investigate how insight varies throughout a psychedelic process, its underlying neurobiology and how it impacts behaviour and mental health.
AU - Peill,JM
AU - Trinci,KE
AU - Kettner,H
AU - Mertens,LJ
AU - Roseman,L
AU - Timmermann,C
AU - Rosas,FE
AU - Lyons,T
AU - Carhart-Harris,RL
DO - 10.1177/02698811211066709
EP - 45
PY - 2022///
SN - 0269-8811
SP - 31
TI - Validation of the psychological insight scale: a new scale to assess psychological insight following a psychedelic experience
T2 - Journal of Psychopharmacology
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VL - 36
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