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Do schizophrenics give rare word associations?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  746376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
For the past 50 years, researchers have been trying to demonstrate that schizophrenics give uncommon word associations. Although secondary sources largely agree that these demonstrations have been successful a review of the most frequently cited studies reveals that there has been an uncritical acceptance of inadequately documented data. Errors in experimental design, methodology, and even data analysis are described. The support that these data provide for the hypothesis that schizophrenics give rare word associations is illusory. Theories based on the relationship between schizophrenia and rare word associations should either be revised or supported by empirical evidence that such a relationship exists.
S Schwartz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Schizophrenia bulletin     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0586-7614     ISO Abbreviation:  Schizophr Bull     Publication Date:  1978  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-05-16     Completed Date:  1979-05-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0236760     Medline TA:  Schizophr Bull     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  248-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Schizophrenic Language*
Schizophrenic Psychology*
Schizotypal Personality Disorder / psychology
Word Association Tests*

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