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Putatively psychosis-prone subjects 10 years later

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Thomas R. Kwapil, Associate Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The predictive validities of several indicators of psychosis proneness were evaluated in a 10-yr longitudinal study (N = 508). As hypothesized, high scorers on the Perceptual Aberration Scale, Magical Ideation Scale, or both (n = 182), especially those who initially reported psychoticlike experiences of at least moderate deviance, exceeded control Ss (n = 153) on psychoses (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-III—Revised [DSM-III-R]), psychotic relatives, schizotypal symptoms, and psychoticlike experiences at follow-up. Ss who initially scored high on the Magical Ideation Scale and above the mean on the Social Anhedonia Scale were especially deviant. The Physical Anhedonia Scale and the Impulsive Nonconformity Scale were not effective predictors of psychosis proneness.

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Language: English
Date: 1994
Keywords
psychosis, predictive measures, psychosis proneness, adult psychology, psychology, psychosis indicators, perceptual aberration scale, magical ideation scale