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Research Letter: Investigating psychotic traits in poets

  • O. J. Mason (a1), H. Mort (a1) and J. Woo (a2)
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Author for correspondence: Dr O. J. Mason, Research Department of Clinical, Health and Educational Psychology, University College London, 1-19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK. (Email: o.mason@ucl.ac.uk)
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