Childhood Bullying, Paranoid Thinking and the Misappraisal of Social Threat: Trouble at School

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Experiences of bullying predict the development of paranoia in school-age adolescents. While many instances of psychotic phenomena are transitory, maintained victimization can lead to increasingly distressing paranoid thinking. Furthermore, paranoid thinkers perceive threat in neutral social stimuli and are vigilant for environmental risk. The present paper… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12310-017-9238-z

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