Journal article

Delusion-like experiences are related to negative perceptions of self and others in non-clinical individuals

Georgia Zamperoni, Erica Neill, Susan L Rossell, Eric J Tan

PSYCHOSIS-PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIAL AND INTEGRATIVE APPROACHES | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Delusions are a core feature of psychosis and are thought to exist on a continuum from healthy individuals to clinical populations. This study examined the relationship between delusion-like experiences, using the Peters Delusional Inventory (PDI), and two aspects of personal worldview: core schemas (positive and negative views of the self and others) and locus of control (LOC). 258 healthy participants without a history of psychiatric illness completed an online survey assessing these constructs. Stepwise regression controlling for age and negative affect, revealed that negative self-schemas significantly predicted the presence of delusion–like experiences whilst negative schemas of others ..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health & Medical Research Council of Australia [GNT1142424, GNT1154651]. SLR (GNT1154651) and EJT (GNT 1142424) are in receipt of Senior and Early Career Research Fellowships respectively from the National Health & Medical Research Council of Australia.