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Poverty of Content

Speech that lacks meaning, or where speech quantity is far greater than necessary for the message conveyed.

Example: You listen to the patient’s conventional phrases for 5 minutes, but are unable to extract a single fact from all her vague talk.

Poverty of Content
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Poverty of Content. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from