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Title: Paranormal Belief and Biases in Reasoning Underlying the Formation of Delusions
Contributor(s): Irwin, Harvey J (author); Dagnall, Neil (author); Drinkwater, Kenneth (author)
Publication Date: 2012
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Abstract: Some recent research suggests that psychological processes underlying the formation of paranormal beliefs have much in common with those underlying delusional beliefs. On this ground a survey was conducted to investigate the relationship between paranormal beliefs and distortions in reasoning known to be associated with the development of psychotic delusions. A convenience sample of 250 people completed an online inventory of questionnaires measuring the intensity of paranormal beliefs, schizotypal biases in reasoning, and the need for closure. Both dimensions of paranormal belief surveyed here were found to be predicted by reasoning biases.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Parapsychology, 12(1), p. 7-21
Publisher: Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research Inc
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1445-2308
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 420403 Psychosocial aspects of childbirth and perinatal mental health
520199 Applied and developmental psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 280121 Expanding knowledge in psychology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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