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Paranoia, persecutory delusions and attributional biases

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An influential model of persecutory delusions put forward by Bentall and colleagues hypothesizes that persecutory-deluded patients avoid the activation of negative self-beliefs by making externalising, personalising attributions for negative events. The first study reported here used a new instrument for the measurement of persecutory ideation, the Paranoid, Persecutory and Delusion-Proneness Questionnaire, to investigate whether attributional biases are associated with subclinical persecutor...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
"Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia"
Department:
Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science (MACCS)
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Institution:
"Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia"
Department:
Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science (MACCS)
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Institution:
"Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia"
Department:
Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science (MACCS)
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Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Psychiatry Research Journal website
Volume:
136
Issue:
2-3
Pages:
233-245
Publication date:
2005-09-05
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ISSN:
0165-1781
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uuid:336be9ff-0158-4322-abb9-b3fafcd71c32
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ora:3088

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