Read the Article by Eugenia Georgaca entitled ‘Talk and the Nature of Delusions’ (2004) and answer the questions listed below:
1.Summarize the authors central argument about what she feels is important to take into consideration when understanding delusions.
2. On what basis does the author question the ‘irrationality of delusions’ (pg 89). Explain his challenge of the assumption that ‘normal people are rational’.
3. What does the author mean by what she calls taking a ‘sociocultural stance’ in understanding delusions? (pg 91).
4. What is the theory of social constructivism? (pg 92)
5. Do you feel it is important to consider the specific content of ‘delusional’ speech in terms of a co-created way in which delusions are produced? Explain your answer.