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Cognitive and memory processes in obsessive-compulsive checking


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Dewis, Louise 2004 , 'Cognitive and memory processes in obsessive-compulsive checking', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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A wide array of neurobiological, neuropsychological and cognitive models have
been formulated in an attempt to explain the development and persistence of
obsessive-compulsive checking. Memory processes, including impaired memory
for actions and confidence in memory, and cognitive variables such as
exaggerated threat appraisal, inflated personal responsibility and 'intolerance to
uncertainty, have received much attention in recent years. Although researchers
generally agree that multiple factors are likely to be involved in this disorder, a
coherent model articulating the contribution and relative importance and
contributions of each has not been forthcoming. This review provides an
overview of obsessive-compulsive checking and research efforts in the fields of
memory and cognitive psychology with regard to this disorder. Limitations of the
existing research are discussed to highlight barriers to the development of a more
complete understanding of checking behaviour.

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:Dewis, Louise
Keywords: Obsessive-compulsive disorder
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Thesis (M.Psych.)--University of Tasmania, 2004. Includes bibliographical references

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