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Title: Paranoia: a social account
Authors: Cromby, John
Harper, David J.
Keywords: Embodiment
Neuroscience
Psychotherapy
Social psychology
Vygotsky
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © Sage
Citation: CROMBY, J. and HARPER, D.J., 2009. Paranoia: a social account. Theory & Psychology, 19 (3), pp. 335-361.
Abstract: Both psychology and psychiatry are dominated by individualistic accounts of paranoia (and, indeed, other forms of distress). As a corrective to these, this paper provides a social account of paranoia grounded in a minimal notion of embodied subjectivity constituted from the interpenetration of feelings, perception and discourse. Paranoia is conceptualized as a mode or tendency within embodied subjectivity, co-constituted in the dialectical associations between subjectivity and relational, social and material influences. Relevant psychiatric and psychological literature is briefly reviewed; relational, social structural and material influences upon paranoia are described; and some implications of this account for research and intervention are highlighted.
Description: This article was submitted for publication in the journal, Theory & Psychology and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0959354309104158
Version: Submitted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/0959354309104158
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/11072
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0959354309104158
ISSN: 0959-3543
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