Graduate studies at Western
Consciousness and Cognition 15 (3):566-577 (2006)
|Abstract||Current models of delusion converge in proposing that delusional beliefs are based on unusual experiences of various kinds. For example, it is argued that the Capgras delusion (the belief that a known person has been replaced by an impostor) is triggered by an abnormal affective experience in response to seeing a known person; loss of the affective response to a familiar person’s face may lead to the belief that the person has been replaced by an impostor (Ellis & Young, 1990). Similarly, the Cotard delusion (which involves the belief that one is dead or unreal in some way) may stem from a general..|
|Keywords||*Cognitions *Delusions *Experiences (Events) *Internal External Locus of Control *Phenomenology Models Psychological Theories|
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