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Transference, discrimination and reversal

A comparison between normals and pathological groups
  • A. Klingner
  • T. A. Ban
  • H. E. Lehmann
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Abstract

A total of 68 subjects-17 normal volunteers, 17 hospitalized paranoid schizophrenics, 17 non-paranoid schizophrenics, and 17 patients with organic brain syndrome-were compared on their performance on the different phases of a specially devised conditioning procedure.

This procedure is composed of (1) acquistion of the conditional reflex,i.e., squeezing a rubber bulb to the presentation of white light; (2) transference from a visual conditional stimulus to a verbal conditional stimulus and back to the visual conditional stimulus; (3) conditional stimulus differentiation; and (4) conditional stimulus reversal.

Performance profiles of the normal and of the pathological groups were established and the statistically significant differences among the sub-groups of the experimental population were described. The clinical significance of these findings is discussed.

Keywords

Conditional Stimulus Unconditional Stimulus Conditional Reflex Pathological Group Inappropriate Response 
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References

  1. Ban, T. A., and Lehmann, H. E.:Experimental Approaches to Psychiatric Disorders. Springfield, Charles C Thomas, 1971.Google Scholar
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© Springer 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Klingner
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. A. Ban
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. E. Lehmann
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryMcGill UniversityCanada
  2. 2.Research Department of Douglas HospitalMontrealCanada

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