abnormal statement

abnormal statement

[ab′nȯr·məl ′stāt·mənt]
(computer science)
An element of a FORTRAN V (UNIVAC) program which specifies that certain function subroutines must be called every time they are referred to.
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Specifically, we hypothesized that the negative statements in the defused presentation format would likely decrease believability to see or say the statements, but would increase willingness, relative to the normal and abnormal statements. The believability prediction was consistent with ACT findings, in which the change of one's perspective about one's psychological content, by indicating that the person is greater than the sum of the content, reduces the believability of the content (Hayes, Luoma, Bond, Masuda, & Lillis, 2006).
We hypothesized that although the defusion-relevant instructions might impact differentially upon participants' ratings of discomfort, believability, and willingness, the defusion prefix would still outperform the Normal and Abnormal statements.
Post hoc (Scheffe) tests revealed a significant difference when comparing Normal and Abnormal statements (p = 0.002), with Normal statements rated as more comfortable than Abnormal statements.