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dc.contributor.authorLaws, K.R.
dc.contributor.authorKondel, Tejinder
dc.contributor.authorClarke, R.
dc.contributor.authorNillo, A-M.
dc.identifier.citationLaws , K R , Kondel , T , Clarke , R & Nillo , A-M 2011 , ' Delusion-prone individuals : stuck in their ways? ' , Psychiatry Research , vol. 186 , no. 2-3 , pp. 219-224 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 334707
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 7945af3a-7f08-42fe-a40b-1f16f6f38840
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 79952362219
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-5065-0867/work/124446453
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at: Copyright Elsevier
dc.description.abstractAlthough false memories and confabulation have been linked to both executive dysfunction and greater suggestibility, similar associations with the emergence of delusional thinking remain unexamined. We therefore compared healthy individuals who scored high and low on the Peters Delusional Inventory (PDI: Peters et al., 1999) on measures of set-shifting (the intra–extradimensional set shift task: IED) planning (the Stockings of Cambridge Task: SOC). Additionally, we examined whether high delusion-prone individuals show greater suggestibility on the Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale (GSS 2: Gudjonsson, 1987). On the IED task, the high group made more pre-extradimensional shift errors than the low PDI group, and this was especially notable for reversal learning. By contrast, no differences emerged on any aspect of the SOC. Finally, and intriguingly, the high PDI group was less likely than the low PDI group to change their responses after receiving suggestive negative feedback. We propose that delusional-style thinking may be underpinned by an orbitofrontal-based reversal learning difficulty affecting the flexibility to adapt responses to changing contingencies and external pressure.en
dc.relation.ispartofPsychiatry Research
dc.subjectexecutive function
dc.subjectorbitofrontal cortex
dc.titleDelusion-prone individuals : stuck in their ways?en
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionCognitive Neuropsychology
dc.contributor.institutionHealth and Clinical Psychology group
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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