The relationship between neuropsychological performance, cognitive confidence, and obsessive-compulsive phenomena: A pilot study

Kate FitzGerald, Maja Nedeljkovic, Richard Moulding, Michael Kyrios

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Abstract

Drawing on neuropsychological and cognitive-behavioral approaches to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the present study examined the association between memory performance, cognitive confidence, and OCD phenomena. Forty-six analogue participants completed a series of self-report questionnaires and neuropsychological tasks before and after a manipulation of confidence in memory. It was found that cognitive confidence predicts OCD symptoms over and above the influence of depressive symptoms and other OCD-related beliefs. Participants reported higher levels of cognitive confidence following positive feedback on the manipulation task. However, changes in cognitive confidence following the manipulation task were not reflected in neuropsychological performance. Implications for theory and treatment are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-65
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Cognitive Therapy
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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