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The relationship of confabulation to the memory, intelligence, suggestibility, and personality of juvenile offenders

The relationship of confabulation to the memory, intelligence, suggestibility, and personality of... In this study the authors investigate the relationship of confabulation to memory, intelligence, suggestibility, compliance, and personality as measured by the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire and the Gough Socialisation Scale. The subjects were 108 Icelandic juvenile offenders. Confabulation was measured from the narrative of the Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale (GSS 1). The two components of confabulation — distortions and fabrications — were not significantly correlated. Furthermore, confabulation correlated very poorly with the other psychological variables. The only significant findings were a negative relationship of distortions with intelligence as measured with Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices and a positive correlation between Yield 1 and fabrications. The implications of the findings are discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nordic Journal of Psychiatry Taylor & Francis

The relationship of confabulation to the memory, intelligence, suggestibility, and personality of juvenile offenders

The relationship of confabulation to the memory, intelligence, suggestibility, and personality of juvenile offenders

Nordic Journal of Psychiatry , Volume 49 (5): 6 – Jan 1, 1995

Abstract

In this study the authors investigate the relationship of confabulation to memory, intelligence, suggestibility, compliance, and personality as measured by the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire and the Gough Socialisation Scale. The subjects were 108 Icelandic juvenile offenders. Confabulation was measured from the narrative of the Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale (GSS 1). The two components of confabulation — distortions and fabrications — were not significantly correlated. Furthermore, confabulation correlated very poorly with the other psychological variables. The only significant findings were a negative relationship of distortions with intelligence as measured with Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices and a positive correlation between Yield 1 and fabrications. The implications of the findings are discussed.

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Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 1995 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted
ISSN
1502-4725
eISSN
0803-9488
DOI
10.3109/08039489509011930
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Abstract

In this study the authors investigate the relationship of confabulation to memory, intelligence, suggestibility, compliance, and personality as measured by the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire and the Gough Socialisation Scale. The subjects were 108 Icelandic juvenile offenders. Confabulation was measured from the narrative of the Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale (GSS 1). The two components of confabulation — distortions and fabrications — were not significantly correlated. Furthermore, confabulation correlated very poorly with the other psychological variables. The only significant findings were a negative relationship of distortions with intelligence as measured with Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices and a positive correlation between Yield 1 and fabrications. The implications of the findings are discussed.

Journal

Nordic Journal of PsychiatryTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 1, 1995

Keywords: Confabulation; Memory; Personality; Suggestibility

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