اسکیزوتایپی و حافظه کاذب
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|32899||2009||10 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||5616 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Volume 40, Issue 1, March 2009, Pages 179–188
Using the Deese–Roediger–McDermott (DRM) paradigm the present study examined the relationship between schizotypy and recognition memory. Participants scoring in the upper and lower quartile ranges for schizotypy (Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire brief version; SPQ-B) and on each of the SPQ-B subscales (cognitive-perceptual, interpersonal and disorganized) were compared on true and false memory performance. Participants scoring in the lower quartile range on the cognitive-perceptual subscale recognised a higher proportion of both true and false memories than those scoring in the higher quartile range. Participants scoring in the upper quartile on the interpersonal factor recognised fewer true items than those in the lower quartile range. No differences were found for overall schizotypy or on the disorganized subscale.
Factor analytical studies have identified a trisyndromic model of schizophrenia comprising disorganized, negative, and positive syndromes (Andreasen et al., 1995, Cuesta and Peralta, 1995, Daban et al., 2003 and Peralta et al., 1992). Each of these syndromes has been linked to specific cognitive deficits (Fisher et al., 2007, Gopal and Variend, 2005 and Kuperberg and Heckers, 2000). Disorganized symptoms have been found to correlate with decreased attention-span, intelligence, and sensory-motor function (Basso, Nasrallah, Olson, & Bornstein, 1998). Negative symptoms have been associated with deficits in executive function, visual and verbal memory, and working memory (Basso et al., 1998, Brown and White, 1992 and Cuesta and Peralta, 1995). Whilst, deficits in semantic processing (Fisher et al., 2007), verbal memory (McDermid Vaz & Heinrichs, 2002), and context maintenance (Epstein et al., 1999, Fisher et al., 2007 and Servan-Schreiber et al., 1996) have been found to be related to positive symptoms. Collectively, these findings indicate that schizophrenia significantly impairs cognitive function. Of particularly interest to the current paper is the observation that schizophrenia has been found to disrupt memory processes (Aleman et al., 1999, Goldberg and Gold, 1995, McKenna et al., 1995, Moritz et al., 2008 and Stip, 1996). Generally, deficits in short-term memory, working memory and declarative memory (episodic and semantic memory) have been reported among individuals with schizophrenia (Heinrichs and Zakzanis, 1998 and Weiss and Heckers, 2001) and schizophrenic patients have demonstrated compromised recall and recognition relative to healthy participants (Moritz, Woodward, Cuttler, Whitman, & Watson, 2004). More specifically, studies have reported schizophrenia to be associated with diminished memory accuracy (Brébion, Amador, Smith, Sharif, & Gorman, 2000), reduced vividness of recall (Huron et al. 1995), and poor confidence judgments (Moritz & Woodward, 2006). Unfortunately, the relationship between schizophrenia and memory is less certain than these findings suggest because of confounding variables, such as medication, treatment and symptom severity (Mitropoulou et al., 2005). For this reason, researchers have frequently studied schizotypy (Cadenhead et al., 1999, Gooding and Braun, 2004 and Raine and Lencz, 1995). Schizotypy is defined by the presence of a number of traits or symptoms, which resemble an attenuated form of schizophrenia (Raine et al., 1994). The continuum model (Kendler et al., 1991) proposes that schizotypy is non-clinical and a form of normal individual variation (Buchy et al., 2007 and Claridge and Beech, 1995). This model suggests that individuals in the general population exhibit schizotypal traits on a continuum ranging from normality (or health) (Sellen, Oaksford, & Gray, 2005) to schizophrenia at the extreme (Meehl, 1962 and Meehl, 1990). The similar pathology of schizotypy and schizophrenia forms the basis of the full dimensional view of schizophrenia spectrum (Buchy et al., 2007 and Claridge and Beech, 1995), where schizophrenia and schizotypy are considered to possess common dimensions; cognitive-perceptual aberrations, interpersonal deficits, and cognitive disorganisation (Buchy et al., 2007, Siever et al., 2002 and Stefanis et al., 2002). Support for the full dimensional view is provided by the observation that many cognitive biases (e.g., knowledge corruption and attributional bias) associated with schizophrenia have been demonstrated in healthy individuals displaying schizotypy (Buchy et al., 2007). These findings suggest schizotypy research is likely to inform understanding of mnemonic deficits arising from schizophrenia without encountering confounds inherent within clinical populations. Particularly, the current study will make use of the overlap between schizotypy and schizophrenia to explore the relationship between negative, positive and disorganized symptoms and false memory. There are a number of reasons why research in this area is required. Firstly, studies using schizophrenia patients are typified by poor overall recall, a factor that is likely to reduce false memory, and potentially obscure the relationship between symptomology and false recall (Laws & Bhatt, 2005). Secondly, relatively little attention has been directed to studying the relationship between schizotypy and false memory (false positive memories) (Laws & Bhatt, 2005). Finally, the current study intends to extend the work of Laws and Bhatt (2005) and Dehon, Bastin, and Larøi (2008), who found that normal individuals scoring high in delusional ideation demonstrated poorer mnemonic performance in comparison to participants low in delusional ideation. Laws and Bhatt (2005) investigated false memory using the Deese–Roediger–McDermott (DRM) false memory paradigm (Deese, 1959 and Roediger and McDermott, 1995). The DRM involves participants being presented with lists of words. Each list contains a series of words (e.g., thread, pin, eye, sewing, sharp, point, prick, thimble, haystack, thorn, hurt, injection, syringe, cloth, knitting) that are strong associates of a non-studied item (e.g., ‘needle’). Typically, the DRM elicits false recall or recognition of non-presented associated items (Deese, 1959 and Roediger and McDermott, 1995). The production of non-presented associated items in the DRM may be explained by presented words activating non-presented associates via spreading associative activation (Fisher et al., 2007 and Roediger and McDermott, 1995). This notion is supported by findings from several studies. For example, Roediger, Watson, McDermott, and Gallo (2001) found that the best predictor of both false recall and false recognition was the strength of the association between the presented words and the critical word. Other research has directly compared the effects on false memory of lists with high vs. (low) associative strength. These studies also indicate that lists with high associative strength elicit higher levels of false recall and recognition across a range of conditions (Arndt and Hirshman, 1998 and Gallo and Roediger, 2002). Laws and Bhatt (2005) used both a free recall and recognition task to measure mnemonic performance and found that participants who scored above the median on the Peters et al. Delusions Inventory (PDI; Peters et al., 1999 and Peters et al., 2004) had significantly poorer memory than those who scored below the median. The low PDI group demonstrated significantly better recall: recalling more correct words, fewer incorrect words, and fewer other non-list words. On the basis of these findings, Laws and Bhatt (2005) concluded that proneness to delusional thinking affects recall memory and the tendency to make false positives. Recently, Dehon et al. (2008), using a modified version of the DRM (Brédart, 2000 and Dehon, 2006), failed to fully replicate the results of Laws and Bhatt (2005). They found that high scores on a measure of delusional ideation in normal participants was associated with increased false recall, but failed to find a relationship between delusion-proneness and true memory.