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postgraduate thesis: The relationship among theory of mind, hostility bias, and aggression in patients with psychotic disorders

TitleThe relationship among theory of mind, hostility bias, and aggression in patients with psychotic disorders
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Chan, P. A. [陳柏豪]. (2012). The relationship among theory of mind, hostility bias, and aggression in patients with psychotic disorders. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5070009
AbstractAggressive behavior has been repeatedly observed in patients with schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders. However, there is little known about the underlying psychological mechanisms, especially the role of social cognition, in contributing to the exhibition of aggression. The aim of this study was to investigate whether aggression was associated with theory of mind (ToM) deficiency and the presence of hostility bias. Thirty individuals with a DSM-IV-TR diagnosis of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders were asked to complete the Faux Pas Recognition Test, the Ambiguous Intentions Hostility Questionnaire, and the Conflict Tactic Scale. Results suggested that psychotic patients with predominately referential or persecutory delusions were more susceptible to theory of mind anomalies and hostility bias, and had a higher frequency of the demonstration of aggressive behavior relative to patients with auditory hallucination and remitted patients. Correlational analysis revealed significant associations among ToM, hostility bias, and aggression. Multiple regression analyses showed that hostility bias was neither a mediator nor a moderator in the relationship between ToM and aggression. The present study provided preliminary evidence that social cognition and social-cognitive attributional styles are related to the demonstration of aggressive behavior.
DegreeMaster of Social Sciences
SubjectPsychoses - Patients - Psychology.
Dept/ProgramClinical Psychology
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192390

 

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dc.contributor.authorChan, Pak-ho, Arthur.-
dc.contributor.author陳柏豪.-
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-03T04:23:51Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-03T04:23:51Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationChan, P. A. [陳柏豪]. (2012). The relationship among theory of mind, hostility bias, and aggression in patients with psychotic disorders. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5070009-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/192390-
dc.description.abstractAggressive behavior has been repeatedly observed in patients with schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders. However, there is little known about the underlying psychological mechanisms, especially the role of social cognition, in contributing to the exhibition of aggression. The aim of this study was to investigate whether aggression was associated with theory of mind (ToM) deficiency and the presence of hostility bias. Thirty individuals with a DSM-IV-TR diagnosis of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders were asked to complete the Faux Pas Recognition Test, the Ambiguous Intentions Hostility Questionnaire, and the Conflict Tactic Scale. Results suggested that psychotic patients with predominately referential or persecutory delusions were more susceptible to theory of mind anomalies and hostility bias, and had a higher frequency of the demonstration of aggressive behavior relative to patients with auditory hallucination and remitted patients. Correlational analysis revealed significant associations among ToM, hostility bias, and aggression. Multiple regression analyses showed that hostility bias was neither a mediator nor a moderator in the relationship between ToM and aggression. The present study provided preliminary evidence that social cognition and social-cognitive attributional styles are related to the demonstration of aggressive behavior.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B50700091-
dc.subject.lcshPsychoses - Patients - Psychology.-
dc.titleThe relationship among theory of mind, hostility bias, and aggression in patients with psychotic disorders-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5070009-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Social Sciences-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineClinical Psychology-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5070009-
dc.date.hkucongregation2012-

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