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Titolo:
Loose but normal: A semantic association study
Autore:
Mohr, C; Graves, RE; Gianotti, LRR; Pizzagalli, D; Brugger, P;
Indirizzi:
Univ Zurich Hosp, Dept Neurol, Neuropsychol Unit, CH-8091 Zurich, Switzerland Univ Zurich Hosp Zurich Switzerland CH-8091 CH-8091 Zurich, Switzerland Univ Hosp Psychiat, KEY Inst Brain Mind Res, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland Univ Hosp Psychiat Zurich Switzerland CH-8092 H-8092 Zurich, Switzerland Univ Wisconsin, Dept Psychol, Lab Affect Neurosci, Madison, WI 53706 USA Univ Wisconsin Madison WI USA 53706 ffect Neurosci, Madison, WI 53706 USA Univ Victoria, Dept Psychol, Victoria, BC V8W 3P5, Canada Univ Victoria Victoria BC Canada V8W 3P5 ol, Victoria, BC V8W 3P5, Canada
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLINGUISTIC RESEARCH
fascicolo: 5, volume: 30, anno: 2001,
pagine: 475 - 483
SICI:
0090-6905(200109)30:5<475:LBNASA>2.0.ZU;2-5
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
DISORDERED SCHIZOPHRENIC-PATIENTS; WORD-ASSOCIATION; THOUGHT; SCHIZOTYPY;
Keywords:
magical ideation; schizotypy; semantic network; word associations; creativity;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
24
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Mohr, C Univ Zurich Hosp, Dept Neurol, Neuropsychol Unit, CH-8091 Zurich, Switzerland Univ Zurich Hosp Zurich Switzerland CH-8091 Zurich, Switzerland
Citazione:
C. Mohr et al., "Loose but normal: A semantic association study", J PSYCHOLIN, 30(5), 2001, pp. 475-483

Abstract

An abnormal facilitation of the spreading activation within semantic networks is thought to underlie schizophrenics' remote associations and referential ideas. In normal subjects, elevated magical ideation (MI) has also beenassociated with a style of thinking similar to that of schizotypal subjects. We thus wondered whether normal subjects with a higher MI score would judge "loose associations" as being more closely related than do subjects with a lower MI score. In two experiments, we investigated whether judgments of the semantic distance between stimulus words varied as a function of MI. In the first experiment, random word pairs of two word classes, animals andfruits, were presented. Subjects had to judge the semantic distance between word pairs. In the second experiment, sets of three words were presented,consisting of a pair of indirectly related, or unrelated nouns plus a third noun. Subjects had to judge the semantic distance of the third noun to the word pair. The results of both experiments showed that higher MI subjectsconsidered unrelated words as more closely associated than did lower MI subjects. We conjecture that for normal subjects high on MI "loose associations" may not be loose after all. Ve also note that the tendency to link uncommon, nonobvious, percepts may not only be the basis of paranormal and paranoid ideas of reference, but also a prerequisite of creative thinking.

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