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Nastrój depresyjny a fluencja słowna
Depress ive mood and verbal fluency

Author(s): Barbara Gawda, Ewa Małgorzata Szepietowska
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: depresion; words; verbal fluency

Summary/Abstract: The research which use the tasks of verbal fluency show the essential diagnostic value of them in reference to clinical analyses. The performance of verbal fluency tasks is modified by different individual factors such as age, sex, education as well as affective ones. The very important factor considered as having an influence on verbal fluency is mood. The aim of the study is to discuss the relationships between the different types of verbal fluency indicators and the intensity of depressive mood. The final analysis of the results of 200 people aged in 18-70 years old is presented. Although the depressive people show the lower scores in the different verbal fluency tasks their results are explained by age and education. Discussion on diagnostic values of neutral and affective verbal fluency is presented.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 25
  • Page Range: 24-40
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish