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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29442
Title:
Subclinical delusional ideation and a self-reference bias in everyday reasoning.
Authors:
Galbraith, Niall; Manktelow, Ken I.; Morris, Neil
Abstract:
Previous studies (e.g. Moller & Husby, 2000; Blackwood et al., 2004) have revealed that delusional thinking is accompanied by an exaggerated focus upon the self and upon stimuli that are perceived to be related to the self. The objective was to examine whether those high in subclinical delusional ideation exhibit a heightened tendency for self-reference. Using a mixed design, healthy individuals, classified into high- and low-scoring groups on the Peters et al. Delusions Inventory (Peters, Day, & Garety, 1996), were compared on everyday reasoning tasks across three experiments. High-PDI scorers, in contrast to the low-PDI group, rated self-referent objections to everyday arguments as stronger than other-referent objections and formulated more self-referent assertion-based objections to everyday arguments. The findings support the notion that subclinical delusional ideation is linked to a self-reference bias, which is evident in the sort of everyday thinking that people engage in when forming or evaluating their beliefs and which may contribute to delusion formation.
Citation:
British Journal of Psychology, 2008, 99 (Pt 1): 29-44
Publisher:
British Psychological Society
Journal:
British Journal of Psychology
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29442
DOI:
10.1348/000712607X204317
PubMed ID:
17535473
Additional Links:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpsoc/bjp/2008/00000099/00000001/art00002?token=00541f43350ac8ca93015517e2a46762c475f5d367646707b3a7b6d24673f7b2f27375f2a72752d70407
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0007-1269
Appears in Collections:
Psychology of Health Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorGalbraith, Niall-
dc.contributor.authorManktelow, Ken I.-
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Neil-
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-04T09:55:32Z-
dc.date.available2008-06-04T09:55:32Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationBritish Journal of Psychology, 2008, 99 (Pt 1): 29-44en
dc.identifier.issn0007-1269-
dc.identifier.pmid17535473-
dc.identifier.doi10.1348/000712607X204317-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/29442-
dc.description.abstractPrevious studies (e.g. Moller & Husby, 2000; Blackwood et al., 2004) have revealed that delusional thinking is accompanied by an exaggerated focus upon the self and upon stimuli that are perceived to be related to the self. The objective was to examine whether those high in subclinical delusional ideation exhibit a heightened tendency for self-reference. Using a mixed design, healthy individuals, classified into high- and low-scoring groups on the Peters et al. Delusions Inventory (Peters, Day, & Garety, 1996), were compared on everyday reasoning tasks across three experiments. High-PDI scorers, in contrast to the low-PDI group, rated self-referent objections to everyday arguments as stronger than other-referent objections and formulated more self-referent assertion-based objections to everyday arguments. The findings support the notion that subclinical delusional ideation is linked to a self-reference bias, which is evident in the sort of everyday thinking that people engage in when forming or evaluating their beliefs and which may contribute to delusion formation.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBritish Psychological Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpsoc/bjp/2008/00000099/00000001/art00002?token=00541f43350ac8ca93015517e2a46762c475f5d367646707b3a7b6d24673f7b2f27375f2a72752d70407en
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshCognitionen
dc.subject.meshDecision Makingen
dc.subject.meshDelusionsen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshSelf Concepten
dc.titleSubclinical delusional ideation and a self-reference bias in everyday reasoning.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Psychologyen

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