Affective dimensions of the phenomenon of double bookkeeping in delusions

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Affective dimensions of the phenomenon of double bookkeeping in delusions. / Bortolotti, L; Broome, MR.

In: Emotion Review, Vol. 4, 01.04.2012, p. 187-191.

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title = "Affective dimensions of the phenomenon of double bookkeeping in delusions",
abstract = "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. {\textcopyright} 2012 The Author(s).",
author = "L Bortolotti and MR Broome",
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doi = "10.1177/1754073911430115",
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pages = "187--191",
journal = "Emotion Review",
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N2 - 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).

AB - 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).

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