Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Gipps, R. G. T. and Fulford, K. W. M. 2010. Delusions. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
There is no widely accepted definition of delusion. Delusions are often described in textbooks as being defined since Karl Jaspers as false, subculturally atypical beliefs, strongly maintained in the face of counterargument. Yet such definitions fail to capture either the rich diversity or key features of delusions.
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