Artificial Paranoia

Artificial Paranoia

A Computer Simulation of Paranoid Processes

1st Edition - January 1, 1975

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  • Author: Kenneth Mark Colby
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483153261

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Artificial Paranoia: A Computer Simulation of Paranoid Processes is a seven-chapter book that begins by explaining the concept, characteristics, and theories of paranoia. Subsequent chapters focus on the explanations, models, and symbol-processing theory of the paranoid mode. Another chapter explores language-recognition processes for understanding dialogues in teletyped psychiatric interviews. The last three chapters explore the central processes of the model, validation, and evaluation.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Chapter 1 The Paranoid Mode

    The Concept of Paranoia

    Characteristics of Clinical Paranoia

    Theories of Paranoia

    Chapter 2 Explanations and Models

    The Nature of Explanation

    Symbolic Models

    The Nature of Algorithms


    Functional Equivalence

    Chapter 3 A Symbol-Processing Theory of the Paranoid Mode

    Hypotheses and Assumptions

    Initial Conditions

    Chapter 4 Language-Recognition Processes for Understanding Dialogues in Teletyped Psychiatric Interviews

    Chapter 5 The Central Processes of the Model

    Chapter 6 Validation

    Some Tests




    Chapter 7 Evaluation


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 126
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1975
  • Published: January 1, 1975
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483153261

About the Author

Kenneth Mark Colby

About the Editors

Arnold P. Goldstein

Leonard Krasner

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