Acting on voices: Omnipotence, sources of threat, and safety-seeking behaviours.

@article{Hacker2008ActingOV,
  title={Acting on voices: Omnipotence, sources of threat, and safety-seeking behaviours.},
  author={David Hacker and Max Birchwood and Jeremy A. Tudway and Alan Meaden and Catherine Amphlett},
  journal={The British journal of clinical psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={47 Pt 2},
  pages={
          201-13
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Previous research indicates that beliefs about voice power and omnipotence are associated with distress, depression, and compliance. The present study investigates whether acting on voices to mitigate perceived threat, in a broader sense than compliance, is driven by delusional beliefs, as the Chadwick, Birchwood, and Trower cognitive-behavioural model of voices would suggest. The role of safety behaviours in maintaining beliefs about voice omnipotence and distress is also examined… CONTINUE READING

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