Thought-action fusion and schizotypy in undergraduate students

P.E.H.M. Muris*, H.L.G.J. Merckelbach

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Objective. To examine the relationship between thought-action fusion (TAF) and schizotypy. Method. In two separate samples of undergraduate students (Ns = 77 and 64), correlations were computed between a measure of TAF and indices of schizotypy and fantasy proneness. Results. Positive correlations were found between TAF and various aspects of schizotypy (i.e. perceptual aberration, magical ideation, schizotypal personality characteristics, disposition to hallucinate). However, correlations between TAF and schizotypy no longer attained significance when controlling for fantasy proneness. Conclusion. At least in the non-clinical population, the connection between TAF and schizotypy seems to be a by-product of fantasy-prone individuals' tendency to report unusual experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-216
JournalBritish Journal of Clinical Psychology
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003

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