Paranoid explanations of experience: a novel experimental study.
BACKGROUND: Paranoia is a common experience in the non-clinical population. We use a novel experimental methodology to investigate paranoid ideas in individuals without a history of mental illness. AIMS: We aimed to determine whether this paradigm could elicit unfounded paranoid thoughts and whether these thoughts could be predicted by factors from a cognitive model. METHOD: Fifty-eight individuals took part and completed measures assessing trait paranoia, mood, self and other schema and att...Expand abstract
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