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It is unknown whether a 'jumping to conclusions' (JTC) data-gathering bias is apparent in specific delusion sub-types. A group with persecutory delusions is compared with a sample of non-clinical controls on a probabilistic reasoning task. Results suggest JTC is apparent in individuals with the persecutory sub-type of delusions.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.eurpsy.2008.04.005

Type

Journal article

Journal

Eur Psychiatry

Publication Date

09/2008

Volume

23

Pages

457 - 459

Keywords

Adult, Decision Making, Female, Humans, Judgment, Male, Mental Status Schedule, Middle Aged, Paranoid Disorders, Probability Learning, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Reality Testing, Schizophrenia, Paranoid