EAWE: Examination of Anomalous World Experience

@article{Sass2017EAWEEO,
  title={EAWE: Examination of Anomalous World Experience},
  author={Louis Sass and Elizabeth Pienkos and Borut {\vS}kodlar and Giovanni Stanghellini and Thomas Fuchs and Josef Parnas and Nev Jones},
  journal={Psychopathology},
  year={2017},
  volume={50},
  pages={10 - 54}
}
The “EAWE: Examination of Anomalous World Experience” is a detailed semi-structured interview format whose aim is to elicit description and discussion of a person's experience of various aspects of their lived world. The instrument is grounded in the tradition of phenomenological psychopathology and aims to explore, in a qualitatively rich manner, six key dimensions of subjectivity - namely, a person's experience of: (1) Space and objects, (2) Time and events, (3) Other persons, (4) Language… 

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