Harper, David J. (2011) ‘The social context of paranoia’, in Rapley, M and Moncrieff, J and Dillon, J (eds.) De-medicalizing misery. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 53-65.
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In this chapter I investigate the concept of paranoia, paying attention to its contested nature. I take a deliberately broad view, seeing it as an apparently unwarranted fear and belief that others intend to harm one in some way, leading us to respond to others in a fearful, wary and even hostile manner. Deciding on the best way to address such distressing feelings very much depends on what we think paranoia is and so, the chapter begins with an examination of some of the conceptual assumptions embedded in the notion.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Additional Information:||Citation: Harper, D. (2011) 'The social context of paranoia', in Rapley, M., Moncrieff, J. and Dillon, J. (eds.) De-medicalizing misery. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 53-65..|
|Divisions:||Schools > Psychology, School of|
|Depositing User:||Mr Stephen Grace|
|Date Deposited:||02 Dec 2011 15:43|
|Last Modified:||19 Aug 2013 13:53|
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