Increased Social Cognitive Bias in Subclinical Paranoia
Klein, Hans S.
Pinkham, Amy E.
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This article has no abstract. Following is the first paragraph: "Recent initiatives have shifted the emphasis from studying pathological illnesses as separate diagnostic entities to examining specific symptoms on a continuum from healthy, to subclinical, to clinical levels (i.e. RDoC, Clark et al., 2017). One of these symptoms, paranoia, has been extensively reported in severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, but has also been reported to exist at elevated levels in approximately 10–15% of individuals in general population (Freeman, 2007). Higher levels of subclinical paranoia have been associated with greater social anxiety (Tone et al., 2011), as well as greater depression, self-consciousness, and lower self-esteem (Combs and Penn, 2004). Individuals higher in subclinical paranoia also show measurable deficits as compared to those low in subclinical paranoia, most notably socially relevant domains including emotion perception (Combs et al., 2013) and occupational and social functioning (Rössler et al., 2007)." ©2018 The Authors.