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Titolo:
The relationship between inflated personal responsibility and exaggerated danger expectancies in obsessive-compulsive concerns
Autore:
Menzies, RG; Harris, LM; Cumming, SR; Einstein, DA;
Indirizzi:
Univ Sydney, Sch Behav & Community Hlth Sci, Lidcombe, NSW, Australia UnivSydney Lidcombe NSW Australia ty Hlth Sci, Lidcombe, NSW, Australia Westmead Hosp, Dept Psychol Med, Sydney, NSW, Australia Westmead Hosp Sydney NSW Australia t Psychol Med, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Titolo Testata:
BEHAVIOUR RESEARCH AND THERAPY
fascicolo: 10, volume: 38, anno: 2000,
pagine: 1029 - 1037
SICI:
0005-7967(200010)38:10<1029:TRBIPR>2.0.ZU;2-6
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
REDUCTION THERAPY DIRT; DISORDER; WASHERS;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
19
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Menzies, RG Univ Sydney, Sch Behav & Community Hlth Sci, Lidcombe, NSW, Australia Univ Sydney Lidcombe NSW Australia Lidcombe, NSW, Australia
Citazione:
R.G. Menzies et al., "The relationship between inflated personal responsibility and exaggerated danger expectancies in obsessive-compulsive concerns", BEHAV RES T, 38(10), 2000, pp. 1029-1037

Abstract

The association between responsibility for a negative outcome, perceived severity of the outcome and perceived likelihood of the outcome was examinedin a sample of 70 undergraduate students. Participants were asked to rate the likelihood and severity of 10 negative outcomes, five related to contamination and five related to checking. Thirty-eight participants completed aversion of the questionnaire that presented the subject as responsible forthe action that may lead to a negative outcome ('personally responsible' group). The remaining 32 completed a version of the questionnaire that presented someone else performing the actions that may lead to a negative outcome ('other responsible' group). Significant differences emerged between the personally responsible and other responsible groups for severity of outcome ratings but not for likelihood of outcome ratings. Specifically, for both washing and checking concerns,participants in the personally responsible group rated the severity of thepotential negative outcome as greater than did those in the other responsible group. The results support the claimed general tendency for individualsto regard an outcome as more aversive if they are personally responsible for that outcome, rather than someone else being responsible. The results suggest that, in general, increasing perceptions of personal responsibility will increase cost or severity estimates in subjective danger calculations, and that responsibility may influence OCD phenomena in this way. Finally, the results suggest that attempts to manipulate responsibility in the laboratory may be confounded by necessarily impacting on cost estimates, and therefore on danger expectancies. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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