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Testing the continuum of delusional beliefs: an experimental study using virtual reality.

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A key problem in studying a hypothesized spectrum of severity of delusional ideation is determining that ideas are unfounded. The first objective was to use virtual reality to validate groups of individuals with low, moderate, and high levels of unfounded persecutory ideation. The second objective was to investigate, drawing upon a cognitive model of persecutory delusions, whether clinical and nonclinical paranoia are associated with similar causal factors. Three groups (low paranoia, high no...

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10.1037/a0017514

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Vorontsova, N More by this author
Journal:
Journal of abnormal psychology
Volume:
119
Issue:
1
Pages:
83-92
Publication date:
2010-02-05
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EISSN:
1939-1846
ISSN:
0021-843X
URN:
uuid:15f2fbd4-d3ce-4821-aba3-cb8339c30877
Source identifiers:
180525
Local pid:
pubs:180525

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