Reasoning bias and belief conviction in obsessive-compulsive disorder and delusions: Jumping to conclusions across disorders?

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Objectives. This study investigated whether a reasoning bias (‘jumping to conclusions’; JTC) found to be associated with higher levels of conviction in delusions is also associated with high‐conviction beliefs in obsessive‐compulsive disorder (OCD). Design. The experimental design was mixed‐effects, with one between‐subjects factor of group and one within‐subjects factor of task. Methods. Participants were 16 people with high‐conviction OCD (≥50%), 16 people with low‐conviction OCD (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-99
Number of pages16
JournalBritish Journal of Clinical Psychology
Issue number1
Early online date9 May 2011
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2012


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