The relationship between formal thought disorder and executive functioning component processes

John G. Kerns, Howard Berenbaum

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Abstract

In 2 studies, associations between formal thought disorder (FTD) and 2 components of executive functioning, processing of context and interference resolution, were investigated. One study, involving people with schizophrenia, examined associations between performance on processing of context (N-back) and interference resolution (interference in Sternberg probe recognition) tasks and FTD. The second study, involving nonpsychiatric participants, was an analogue study that examined the effects of simulated processing of context (performance of 1-back with distraction) and interference resolution (telling new stories about previously seen pictures) deficits on FTD in a speech production task. In both-studies, processing of context deficits predicted FTD. Moreover, in both studies, the effect of processing of context deficits on FTD was especially pronounced when combined with interference resolution deficits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-352
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of abnormal psychology
Volume112
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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