Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.1250
Title: Delusional ideation, cognitive processes and crime based reasoning
Authors: Wilkinson, Dean J.
Caulfield, Laura S.
Issue Date: 31-Aug-2017
Publisher: PsychOpen
Abstract: Probabilistic reasoning biases have been widely associated with levels of delusional belief ideation (Galbraith, Manktelow, & Morris, 2010; Lincoln, Ziegler, Mehl, & Rief, 2010; Speechley, Whitman, & Woodward, 2010; White & Mansell, 2009), however, little research has focused on biases occurring during every day reasoning (Galbraith, Manktelow, & Morris, 2011), and moral and crime based reasoning (Wilkinson, Caulfield, & Jones, 2014; Wilkinson, Jones, & Caulfield, 2011). 235 participants were recruited across four experiments exploring crime based reasoning through different modalities and dual processing tasks. Study one explored delusional ideation when completing a visually presented crime based reasoning task. Study two explored the same task in an auditory presentation. Study three utilised a dual task paradigm to explore modality and executive functioning. Study four extended this paradigm to the auditory modality. The results indicated that modality and delusional ideation have a significant effect on individuals reasoning about violent and non-violent crime (p < .05), which could have implication for the presentation of evidence in applied setting such as the courtroom.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12034/1058
http://dx.doi.org/10.23668/psycharchives.1250
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