Reasoning in depression: Impairment on a concept discrimination learning task

This study compared depressed and nondepressed undergraduates identified by the Beck Depression Inventory on concept discrimination learning problems

Jane E. Baker; Shelley Channon

2008

Scholarcy highlights

  • This study compared depressed and nondepressed undergraduates identified by the Beck Depression Inventory on concept discrimination learning problems
  • Both groups generally performed at ceiling when solving simpler 1- and 2-dimensional problems, but the depressed subjects showed significant impairment on 4-dimensional problems
  • The first experiment investigated the role of storage in task performance
  • The findings are considered in relation to current models of cognitive function in depression

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