Social Variables Related to the Origin of Hallucinations

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Adolfo J. Cangas, Álvaro I. Langer, José M. García-Montes, José A. Carmona and Luz Nieto
University of Almería, Spain

Series: Psychology Research Progress
BISAC: PSY000000

Hallucinations are very dramatic behavior that today is considered to be a distinguishing characteristic of a group of serious mental disorders, as is the case of schizophrenia. Despite the seemingly bizarre nature of this type of behavior, it should not be misconstrued that hallucinations hold no functionality for the person experiencing them or that they cannot be understood through different psychological or social mechanisms. This new book examines in great detail the origin of hallucinations, as well as the modern-day social stigma that goes along with this disorder. (Imprint: Nova)

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Social factors associated with the origin of hallucinations

Psychological treatment of hallucinations

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