Personality and Individual Differences
The Wisconsin Schizotypy Scales—the Perceptual Aberration, Magical Ideation, Physical Anhedonia, and Revised Social Anhedonia Scales—have been used extensively since their development in the 1970s and 1980s. Based on psychometric analyses using item response theory, the present work presents 15-item short forms of each scale. In addition to being briefer, the short forms omit items with high differential item functioning. Based on data from a sample of young adults (n = 1144), the short forms have strong internal consistency, and they mirror effects found for the longer scales. They thus appear to be a good option for researchers interested in the brief assessment of schizotypic traits. The items are listed in an Appendix A.
Winterstein, Beate P.; Silvia, Paul J.; Kwapil, Thomas R.; Kaufman, James C.; Reiter-Palmon, Roni; and Wigert, Benjamin, "Brief assessment of schizotypy: Developing short forms of the Wisconsin Schizotypy Scales" (2011). Psychology Faculty Publications. 59.