Pathologies of Belief
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About "Pathologies of Belief"
In this book, psychologists and philosophers describe and discuss a range of case studies of delusional beliefs, drawing out general lessons both for the cognitive architecture of the mind and for the notion of rationality, and exploring connections between the delusional beliefs that occur in schizophrenia and the flawed understanding of beliefs that is characteristic of autism.
Meet the Authors
Max Coltheart (Ed)
Max Coltheart studied psychology at the University of Sydney and began his lecturing career there, subsequently teaching at the University of Waterloo in Canada and the University of Reading in England, before being appointed Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck College London, a position he held for twelve years before returning to Australia in 1987 to become Professor of Psychology at Macquarie University in Sydney. He is the author of about 150 journal articles and book chapters, co-author of "Language Processing in Children and Adults," and editor of nine collections including "Deep Dyslexi
Martin Davies (Ed)
Martin Davies has been a university teacher in Manchester and Norwich for thirty years. He was founding director of the social work programme at the University of East Anglia, taking it in two decades from the drawing board to premier position in England. He is author of "The Essential Social Worker" (1994) and editor of the "Blackwell Companion to Social Work" (Blackwell, 1997). He teaches social psychology and psychosocial research methods. He is currently Professor of Social Work at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.