Bias or artifact? A reply to Reade and Wertheimer

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W. K. Reade and M. Wertheimer (see record 1977-08943-001) inferred in their analog study of the diagnosis of schizophrenia that diagnosticians' judgments were inappropriately biased by the information that a patient had an identical twin diagnosed as schizophrenic. The present authors argue that the procedures used in the study compelled the diagnostic behavior and that the implicit generalization from that study to reasonable clinical practice was unjustified. (1 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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