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Archive for November 2014

Is paranoia common in the general population?

In an article of the Psychologist May 2014 Lyn Ellett and Tim Wildschut consider evidence of paranoia in non clinical population. In recent years there have been a large number of studies showing that paranoia is a common and distressing experience in the nonclinical population. A recent […]

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Expectations of Cognitive Improvements – The Placebo Problem

One of the main pernicious and pervasive problem of psychology research is the failure to adequately control for the placebo effect. Researcher frequently claim the effectiveness of interventions without ensuring that participant’s expectation’s are matched across the treatment and control conditions are put in place, Walter Boot […]

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What is CBT Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?

CBT is rooted within Behavioural approaches developed during the 1950s and 1960s by Eysenck and Wolpe and Cognitive approaches developed by Beck in 1970 and Elliss in 1977. CBT endorses the belief that how people feel and behave depends on the extent to which they are influenced […]

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