The simulation heuristic, paranoia, and social anxiety in a non-clinical sample.

Affiliation

Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Quality of reasoning within non-clinical paranoia and mental simulation of future paranoia themed events was investigated by use of a simulation task to determine whether paranoid individuals would be restricted or more adept at reasoning about paranoia relevant material in comparison to a social anxiety group and a group with low paranoia and social anxiety.

Keywords

Decision making heuristics,Paranoia,Reasoning biases,Social anxiety,