The process-reactive dimension and its relationship to thought disturbance in schizophrenia

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Stonestreet, Gerald en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Anderson, Roderick B H en_ZA
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dc.date.issued 1976 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Anderson, R. 1976. The process-reactive dimension and its relationship to thought disturbance in schizophrenia. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17889
dc.description.abstract The intention of the present study is (a) to attempt to assess the relative merits of three contradictory models of thought disturbance in schizophrenia, and to effect (b) a reconciliation of these models by recourse to proposed differences in the scanning functions of process and reactive schizophrenics. The main hypotheses to be examined are as follows : (1) Schizophrenic patients as a whole should be pathologically susceptible to the effects of associative interference, whilst non-psychotic but psychiatrically disturbed persons and normals should reveal no such susceptibility. (2) Process schizophrenics should make significantly more stronger meaning response errors on Chapman et al.'s 1964 Lexical Ambiguities Test than either reactive schizophrenics, non-psychotic psychiatric patients or normals. (3) Process schizophrenics should have significantly shorter response latency times on Chapman et al.'s 1964 Lexical Ambiguities Test than reactive schizophrenics, non-psychotic psychiatric patients or normals. This latter hypothesis reflects a corollary to the concept of an interference reduction defense system amongst process patients. Response latency times have been employed as a rough measure of the extent of cognitive scanning. If process patients do discontinue scanning and editing early on in the two-stage process they should make their judgements sooner than reactives, and possibly normals and other psychiatric patients. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Psychology en_ZA
dc.subject.other Clinical Psychology en_ZA
dc.title The process-reactive dimension and its relationship to thought disturbance in schizophrenia en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Anderson, R. B. H. (1976). <i>The process-reactive dimension and its relationship to thought disturbance in schizophrenia</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17889 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Anderson, Roderick B H. <i>"The process-reactive dimension and its relationship to thought disturbance in schizophrenia."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1976. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17889 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Anderson RBH. The process-reactive dimension and its relationship to thought disturbance in schizophrenia. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1976 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17889 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Anderson, Roderick B H AB - The intention of the present study is (a) to attempt to assess the relative merits of three contradictory models of thought disturbance in schizophrenia, and to effect (b) a reconciliation of these models by recourse to proposed differences in the scanning functions of process and reactive schizophrenics. The main hypotheses to be examined are as follows : (1) Schizophrenic patients as a whole should be pathologically susceptible to the effects of associative interference, whilst non-psychotic but psychiatrically disturbed persons and normals should reveal no such susceptibility. (2) Process schizophrenics should make significantly more stronger meaning response errors on Chapman et al.'s 1964 Lexical Ambiguities Test than either reactive schizophrenics, non-psychotic psychiatric patients or normals. (3) Process schizophrenics should have significantly shorter response latency times on Chapman et al.'s 1964 Lexical Ambiguities Test than reactive schizophrenics, non-psychotic psychiatric patients or normals. This latter hypothesis reflects a corollary to the concept of an interference reduction defense system amongst process patients. Response latency times have been employed as a rough measure of the extent of cognitive scanning. If process patients do discontinue scanning and editing early on in the two-stage process they should make their judgements sooner than reactives, and possibly normals and other psychiatric patients. DA - 1976 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1976 T1 - The process-reactive dimension and its relationship to thought disturbance in schizophrenia TI - The process-reactive dimension and its relationship to thought disturbance in schizophrenia UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17889 ER - en_ZA


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