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Height, social comparison, and paranoia: an immersive virtual reality experimental study.

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Mistrust of others may build upon perceptions of the self as vulnerable, consistent with an association of paranoia with perceived lower social rank. Height is a marker of social status and authority. Therefore we tested the effect of manipulating height, as a proxy for social rank, on paranoia. Height was manipulated within an immersive virtual reality simulation. Sixty females who reported paranoia experienced a virtual reality train ride twice: at their normal and reduced height. Paranoia ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Author
Journal:
Psychiatry research More from this journal
Volume:
218
Issue:
3
Pages:
348-352
Publication date:
2014-08-01
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EISSN:
1872-7123
ISSN:
0165-1781
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:469572
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uuid:f863daf1-7c00-4d70-b2ee-fb7e8a55a4fa
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pubs:469572
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469572
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2014-06-30

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