Unimpaired abduction to alien abduction: lessons on delusion formation

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Unimpaired abduction to alien abduction : lessons on delusion formation. / Sullivan-Bissett, Ema.

In: Philosophical Psychology, Vol. 33, No. 5, 24.05.2020, p. 679-704.

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