Report Number: CS-TR-71-246
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: A resemblance test for the validation of a computer simulation of paranoid processes
Author: Colby, Kenneth Mark
Author: Hilf, Franklin Dennis
Author: Weber, Sylvia
Author: Kraemer, Helena C.
Date: November 1971
Abstract: A computer simulation of paranoid processes in the form of a dialogue algorithm was subjected to a validation study using an experimental resemblance test in which judges rated degrees of paranoia present in initial psychiatric interviews of both paranoid patients and of versions of the paranoid model. The statistical results indicate a satisfactory degree of resemblance between the two groups of interviews. It is concluded that the model provides a successful simulation of naturally occuring paranoid processes.