Title

Are Nonclinical Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms Associated with Bias Toward Habits?

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

3 p.

Publication Date

7-30-2016

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

Psychiatry Research

Source ISSN

0165-1781

Abstract

In a sample of student volunteers (N=93), we found that obsessive-compulsive symptoms (although not hoarding) were associated with overreliance on stimulus-response habits at the expense of goal-directed control during instrumental responding. Only checking symptoms were associated with bias toward habits after negative affect was controlled for. Further research is warranted to examine if overreliance on habits represents an aberrant learning process that confers risk for obsessive-compulsive psychopathology.

Comments

Psychiatry Research, Vol. 241 (July 30, 2016): 221-223. DOI.