Prediction of Psychoticlike Symptoms in Hypothetically Psychosis-Prone College Students

John JB Allen, Loren J. Chapman, Jean P. Chapman, John P. Vuchetich, Laurie A. Frost

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Correlates of psychotic and psychoticlike symptoms were examined in 60 college students who scored deviantly high on the Perceptual Aberration Scale. High scorers on this scale who also scored high on both the Impulsive Nonconformity Scale and the Depression subscale of the General Behavior Inventory (GBI) showed the most deviant psychotic and psychoticlike symptoms. Moreover, performance on a task of referential communication, the Password Task, was significantly related to such symptoms. The Perceptual Aberration Scale, the Impulsive Nonconformity Scale, and the GBI Depression subscale are recommended for concurrent use in mass screening to select individuals likely to exhibit psychotic or psychoticlike symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-88
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Abnormal Psychology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 1987
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology(all)
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

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Allen, J. JB., Chapman, L. J., Chapman, J. P., Vuchetich, J. P., & Frost, L. A. (1987). Prediction of Psychoticlike Symptoms in Hypothetically Psychosis-Prone College Students. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 96(2), 83-88.