A taxometric investigation of the latent structure of worry.

  title={A taxometric investigation of the latent structure of worry.},
  author={Ayelet Meron Ruscio and Thomas D. Borkovec and John Ruscio},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  volume={110 3},
Researchers have described 2 types of worriers, normal and pathological, who differ in the frequency, intensity, and controllability of their worry experiences. Although normal and pathological worry are generally treated as separate though related phenomena, no study has tested for separateness against the alternative hypothesis that all worry exists along a single dimension. In the present study, worry ratings of 1,588 college students were submitted to taxometric procedures designed to… CONTINUE READING

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