Clinical psychologists' theory-based representations of mental disorders predict their diagnostic reasoning and memory.

@article{Kim2002ClinicalPT,
  title={Clinical psychologists' theory-based representations of mental disorders predict their diagnostic reasoning and memory.},
  author={Nancy S. Kim and Woo-kyoung Ahn},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  year={2002},
  volume={131 4},
  pages={
          451-76
        }
}
The theory-based model of categorization posits that concepts are represented as theories, not feature lists. Thus, it is interesting that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.; DSM-IV; American Psychiatric Association, 1994) established atheoretical guidelines for mental disorder diagnosis. Five experiments investigated how clinicians handled an atheoretical nosology. Clinicians' causal theories of disorders and their responses on diagnostic and memory tasks were… Expand
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