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dc.contributor.authorStewart, Corinna
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Ian
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Sean
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-27T15:13:54Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-04
dc.identifier.citationStewart, Corinna, Stewart, Ian, & Hughes, Sean. A contextual behavioral approach to the study of (persecutory) delusions. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2016.09.002en_IE
dc.identifier.issn2212-1455
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/6037
dc.description.abstractThroughout the past century the topic of delusions has mainly been studied by researchers operating at the mental level of analysis. According to this perspective, delusional beliefs, as well as their emergence and persistence, stem from an interplay between (dysfunctional) mental representations and processes. Our paper aims to provide a starting point for researchers and clinicians interested in examining the topic of delusions from a functional-analytic perspective. We begin with a brief review of the research literature with a particular focus on persecutory delusions. Thereafter we introduce Contextual Behavioral Science (CBS), Relational Frame Theory (RFT) and a behavioral phenomenon known as arbitrarily applicable relational responding (AARR). Drawing upon AARR, and recent empirical developments within CBS, we argue that (persecutory) delusions may be conceptualized, studied and influenced using a functional-analytic approach. We consider future directions for research in this area as well as clinical interventions aimed at influencing delusions and their expression.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipNUI Galway Doctoral Scholarship to Corinna Stewart.en_IE
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherElsevieren_IE
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Contextual Behavioral Scienceen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
dc.subjectPersecutory delusionsen_IE
dc.subjectContextual behavioral scienceen_IE
dc.subjectRelational frame theoryen_IE
dc.subjectArbitrarily applicable relational respondingen_IE
dc.subjectRule-governed behavioren_IE
dc.subjectCoherenceen_IE
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.titleA contextual behavioral approach to the study of (persecutory) delusionsen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2016-09-27T14:57:43Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jcbs.2016.09.002
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2016.09.002en_IE
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dc.description.embargo2018-09-04
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dc.local.contactIan Stewart, Dept. Of Psychology, Room 240, St. Anthony'S, Nui Galway. 3569 Email: ian.stewart@nuigalway.ie
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