Affective dimensions of the phenomenon of double bookkeeping in delusions
Bortolotti, L. and Broome, Matthew R.. (2012) Affective dimensions of the phenomenon of double bookkeeping in delusions. Emotion Review, Vol.4 (No.2). pp. 187-191. ISSN 1754-0739Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754073911430115
It has been argued that schizophrenic delusions are "behaviourally inert." This is evidence for the phenomenon of "double bookkeeping," according to which people are not consistent in their commitment to the content of their delusions. The traditional explanation for the phenomenon is that people do not genuinely believe the content of their delusions. In the article, we resist the traditional explanation and offer an alternative hypothesis: people with delusions often fail to acquire or to maintain the motivation to act on their delusional beliefs. This may be due to avolition, to emotional disturbances, or to the fact that, given the peculiar content of some delusions, the surrounding environment does not support the agent's motivation to act. © 2012 The Author(s).
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Emotion Review|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||April 2012|
|Page Range:||pp. 187-191|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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