Squizotypy and verbal memory in the adolescent general population

Patricia Martinena Palacio, J. Blas Navarro, Cristina Medina Pradas, Iris Baños Yeste, Arantxa Sabanés, Jordi Vicens Vilanova, Eva M. Álvarez, Neus Barrantes Vidal, Susana Subirá, Jordi E. Obiols

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Abstract

The following study examines the relationship between verbal memory deficits and schizotypal traits measured psychometrically from a non- clinical adolescent population. In this transversal analytical study participated 139 subjects. They were secondary school students, with ages ranging from 13 to 16 years old (mean= 14, 35; Sta.Dev.= 0, 548). After administrating the scales O-LIFE (psychometrical schizotypy), CVLT (verbal memory), and Letters and Numbers subtest of WAIS-III (working memory), data was analyzed utilizing Pearson correlations and mean comparison test. Results showed lack of relations between schizotypy measures and working memory. Nonetheless, some of the O-LIFE dimensions correlated with verbal memory. These findings support partly the literature reviewed. Yet, more work focused on schizotypy and cognitive deficits as risk factors are suggested. Copyright © 2006 Psicothema.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-446
JournalPsicothema
Volume18
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2006

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