Measuring the cognition of firesetting individuals using explicit and implicit measures

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Barrowcliffe, E., Gannon, T. A. and Tyler, N. 2020. Measuring the cognition of firesetting individuals using explicit and implicit measures. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes. 82 (4), pp. 368-371.
AuthorsBarrowcliffe, E., Gannon, T. A. and Tyler, N.
Abstract

This study examined un-apprehended deliberate firesetters’ cognition. Relative to non-firesetters,
un-apprehended firesetters reported higher explicitly measured fire interest. However, their reaction times (RTs) on a fire interest implicit LDT were inconsistent with these findings. They did, however, display a pattern of LDT RTs consistent with Dangerous World and Fire is Powerful beliefs.

KeywordsFiresetter; Cognition; Reaction times; Explicit measures; Implicit measures; Lexical decision task; LDT
Year2020
JournalPsychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes
Journal citation82 (4), pp. 368-371
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN1943-281X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/00332747.2019.1626201
Official URLhttps://doi.org/10.1080/00332747.2019.1626201
Related URLhttps://kar.kent.ac.uk/74172/
Publication dates
Online12 Aug 2019
Publication process dates
Deposited03 Jun 2020
Accepted author manuscript
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