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"Perhaps you only imagined doing it": Reality-monitoring in obsessive-compulsive checkers using semi-idiographic stimuli

Cougle, JR, Salkovskis, PM and Thorpe, SJ (2008) "Perhaps you only imagined doing it": Reality-monitoring in obsessive-compulsive checkers using semi-idiographic stimuli Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 39 (3). 305 - 320. ISSN 0005-7916

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Abstract

Memory failures reported by obsessive-compulsive (OC) checkers often seem to be errors of "reality-monitoring", or misremembering whether one performed or imagined performing an action. To examine these memory processes in the context in which such errors are said to occur, an in-home reality-monitoring experiment involving bothersome and non-bothersome actions was conducted with 21 OC checkers and 24 non-clinical controls. OC checkers reported poorer confidence in memory, but both groups performed similarly on tests of immediate and delayed free and prompted recall. Among OC checkers (but not controls), accuracy in recall and confidence in memory were correlated. Theoretical implications are discussed. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: obsessive compulsive disorder checking memory reality-monitoring PERCEIVED RESPONSIBILITY REPEATED CHECKING PANIC DISORDER MEMORY CONFIDENCE INVENTORY DEFICITS DEPRESSION OCD
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2010 10:25
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2014 13:26
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/2040

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