Highly schizotypal students have a weaker sense of self-agency
Article first published online: 13 FEB 2008
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Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume 62, Issue 1, pages 115–119, February 2008
How to Cite
Asai, T. and Tanno, Y. (2008), Highly schizotypal students have a weaker sense of self-agency. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 62: 115–119. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2007.01768.x
- Issue published online: 13 FEB 2008
- Article first published online: 13 FEB 2008
- Received 29 September 2006; revised 25 July 2007; accepted 27 August 2007.
- sense of self-agency
Schizotypy can be seen as an indicator of a predisposition to schizophrenia. It is possible that schizotypal people have an abnormal self-consciousness, especially with regard to the sense of self-agency. Students were rated using the Schizotypy Traits Questionnaire (STA). They were asked to press a button, which generated a tone after some delay. They were then required to judge whether they felt they or someone else had generated the tone. The results showed that the high schizotypy group had a weaker sense of self-agency than the low schizotypy group. The present study used an experimental method to show that schizotypal traits are correlated with an abnormal sense of self-agency.