Science of the Mind: Beware the Paranoia Epidemic?

2 04 2008

Worries about other people are so common that they seem to be an essential — if unwelcome — part of what it means to be human” . . .

The findings are important because paranoia is generally thought to be a symptom of severe mental illness. But this virtual reality study shows that paranoid thoughts are common in the general population.

“Paranoid thinking is a topic of national discussion given increasing public attention to threats such as terrorism,” said Dr. Daniel Freeman. . .

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4 04 2008
Nance Confer

Well, we have had fear drummed into us for the past 7 years.

But maybe there was nothing to be worried about. If you believe Congressman Issa 🙂 — http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2008/04/03/2008-04-03_gop_rep_darrell_issa_under_fire_from_eve.html

Nance

4 04 2008
JJ

Homeschoolers as a group and especially the conservative Christian contingent online, seem to be feeling pretty paranoid these days . . .

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