Examining cognitive biases in patients with delusions of reference

Eur Psychiatry. 2013 Feb;28(2):71-3. doi: 10.1016/j.eurpsy.2011.03.005. Epub 2011 Jun 11.


Cognitive biases may not be seen in all subtypes of delusions, and might be more involved in the etiology of some delusional subtypes than others. A sample of patients with delusions of reference did not show the jumping to conclusions (JTC) bias. JTC appears to be more closely related to paranoia than referential delusions.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Decision Making
  • Delusions / psychology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Paranoid Disorders / psychology*
  • Problem Solving
  • Psychotic Disorders / psychology*
  • Schizophrenic Psychology*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Theory of Mind*