Negative priming for obsessive-compulsive checkers and noncheckers.

@article{MacDonald1999NegativePF,
  title={Negative priming for obsessive-compulsive checkers and noncheckers.},
  author={Peter A MacDonald and Martin M Antony and C M B Macleod and Richard P. Swinson},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  year={1999},
  volume={108 4},
  pages={679-86}
}
Negative priming--the slowing of a response to an item that was recently ignored--was investigated in three groups: obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) checkers, OCD noncheckers, and nonclinical control participants. All groups performed both a standard negative priming task, selecting targets based on a perceptual feature (i.e., color), and a modified negative priming task, selecting targets based on a semantic feature (i.e., referent size). All three groups demonstrated significant negative… CONTINUE READING

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