ideas of reference

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ideas of reference

pl n
(Psychiatry) a schizophrenic symptom in which the patient thinks that things completely disconnected from him are influencing him or conveying messages to him
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According to this approach, the combination of these three biases (jumping to conclusions, attributional style, and theory of mind dysfunction) explains a bias in favor of confirmatory evidence, particularly for delusions of reference and persecution.