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  • By: Ryan McKay
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Delusions are easier to characterize than to define. A deluded individual has a belief (or beliefs) that is held with a degree of certainty unwarranted by the evidence available to that person, that is strongly resistant to vigorous opposition from others, ...