Deborah Ware Balogh

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Previous research on the Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES) has demonstrated that (a) dissociation is quantifiable in both clinical and nonclinical samples and (b) a three-factor structure (amnesia, depersonalization, and absorption) is tenable for clinical samples. The factor structurefor nonclinical samples is less clear, with one- and multiple-factor(More)
The present article reviews and evaluates 20 studies of susceptibility to visual masking among individuals within the schizophrenia spectrum using a neurophysiological framework provided by a multichannel model of masking. Particular emphasis is placed upon methodological considerations within the context of the current experimental visual masking(More)
The present investigation relied upon a neurophysiological explanation of visual masking and compared the backward masking susceptibility of hypothetical schizotypal individuals with that of control subjects. Masking functions were assessed within two masking conditions: high spatial frequency (HSF) and low spatial frequency (LSF). Schizotypal subjects(More)
The present investigation relied upon a neurophysiological explanation of visual masking and compared the backward masking susceptibility of hypothetical schizotypal individuals to that of controls. In order to assess the relative contributions of the visual system's transient and sustained channels to the backward masking deficit characteristic of the(More)
We evaluated the construct validity of the revised Social Anhedonia Scale (SAS; Mishlove & Chapman, 1985) through an examination of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) profiles produced by extreme scorers on the SAS. The MMPI classification strategy employed by Moldin, Gottesman, and Erlenmeyer-Kimling (1987) was used to group profiles(More)
We evaluated the diagnostic efficiency of the 35-item Perceptual Aberration Scale (PAS; Chapman, Chapman, & Raulin, 1978) in selecting schizotypal college students using the presence of a Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI; Hathaway & McKinley, 1940) code type associated with the schizophrenia spectrum as indicative of schizotypal status. The(More)
In 1978, Steronko and Woods (J. Abnorm. Psychol., 87: 481-490, 1978) failed to find significant differences in early visual information processing between "schizotypic" and "psychiatric control" college students, as identified by the MMPI; yet these authors concluded that schizotypics suffer from information-processing deficits. The present study was(More)
Twelve process, nonparanoid schizophrenics, 12 nonschizophrenic psychiatric controls, and 12 normal controls were given an auditory localization task. Performance was measured by the number of correct localizations and was studied as a function of three variables: diagnosis, position of the apparatus in relation to the subject's median plane (right or(More)