Self-discrepancies and persecutory delusions: evidence for a model of paranoid ideation.

  title={Self-discrepancies and persecutory delusions: evidence for a model of paranoid ideation.},
  author={Peter Kinderman and Richard P. Bentall},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  volume={105 1},
The self-discrepancies of paranoid patients, depressed patients, and nonpatients were examined using a modified version of Higgins's Selves Questionnaire (E. T. Higgins, 1987). Nonpatients showed high consistencies between all domains of the self-concept, whereas depressed patients showed marked self-discrepancies. Paranoid patients alone displayed a high degree of consistency between self-perceptions and self-guides together with discrepancies between self-perceptions and the believed… CONTINUE READING

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