four-factor model of hallucinations
   A hypothetical model for the mediation of * auditory hallucinations proposed in or shortly before 1976 by the British psychologist Peter D. Slade. The model identifies four important antecedents of hallucinatory behaviour, comprising psychological stress, * hallucinatory predisposition, environmental stimulation, and reinforcing consequences for the *hallucinator.
   References
   Slade, P.D. (1976). Towards a theory of auditory hallucinations: Outline of an hypothetical four-factor model. British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 15, 415-423.
   Slade, P.D., Bentall, R.P. (1988). Sensory deception. A scientific analysis of hallucination. London: Johns Hopkins University Press.

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