Hedva Braunstein-Bercovitz

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Two factors, 'anxiety-loaded' (AL) and 'perceptual-disorganization' (PD), emerged in a factor analysis of the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ). Sixty of the 219 participants performed a latent inhibition (LI) task. During the pre-exposure phase, one group was exposed to repeated non-reinforced presentations of an irrelevant stimulus and the other(More)
Two experiments with normal participants examined the effects of masking and masking task load on latent inhibition (LI, poorer learning for a previously exposed irrelevant stimulus than for a novel stimulus) as a function of level of schizotypality. In Experiment 1, a masking task was needed to produce LI. In Experiment 2, with low load, LI was present in(More)
Two experiments were used to examine the effects of stress on latent inhibition (LI; poorer learning with a previously exposed irrelevant stimulus rather than a novel stimulus). In Experiment 1, stress was induced in college students by threatening participants' self-esteem with a difficult number series completion test that was related to intelligence. In(More)
Latent inhibition (LI) is the phenomenon in which subjects who have repeatedly experienced an irrelevant stimulus perform more poorly on a new learning task with that stimulus than with a novel stimulus, presumably because of a decline in stimulus-specific attention. The present article reviews the literature on LI deficits in high-schizotypal normal(More)
Article history: Received 4 June 2012 Available online 3 August 2012 The purpose of this study was to examine a theoretically-based model in which insecure attachment is related to career indecision through the mediation of negative emotions. Two hundred college students completed questionnairesmeasuring anxious and avoidant dimensions of insecure(More)
The research was designed to determine whether the purported hemispheric asymmetries that are associated with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affect performance on a selective attention visual search task, and whether any obtained asymmetry will be modulated by methylphenidate. Two groups of children (8-15 years) with ADHD, one with(More)
Test anxiety is common among students and reaches its peak in higher education. It can not only hinder test performance and affect an entire program of studies but also restrict personal development. Many forms of therapy are available, and most are highly successful, but participation rates are low. This study identifies the two factors responsible for(More)
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