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Front. Psychol., 25 September 2015 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01414

Corrigendum: A comparative study of exceptional experiences of clients seeking advice and of subjects in an ordinary population

  • 1Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health, Freiburg, Germany
  • 2Collegium Helveticum, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 3Psychiatric University Clinic Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

A corrigendum on
A comparative study of exceptional experiences of clients seeking advice and of subjects in an ordinary population

by Fach, W., Atmanspacher, H., Landolt, K., Wyss, T., and Rössler, W. (2013). Front. Psychology 4:65. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00065

In the article published in Frontiers in Psychology 4, February 2013, article 65, a few entries in Tables 24 have been misprinted. The corrected entries are highlighted bold in Tables 24 below. The errors in Tables 2, 3 were due to mistaken data import from SPSS into the submitted manuscript. The erroneous positions of entries in Table 4 were due to misprints from the submitted manuscript during copy-editing, and we missed them in the proofs.

TABLE 2
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Table 2. Loading values ≥0.40 for the 32 variables in the 4 basic classes of EE for subsample II (IGPP follow-up, N = 176).

TABLE 3
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Table 3. Loading values ≥0.40 for the 32 variables in the 4 basic EE classes for subsample III (Swiss online, N = 1352).

TABLE 4
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Table 4. Loading values ≥0.40 obtained from a PCA for 12 context variables in PAGE-R.

The corrected result under internal items in Table 2 shows that “contact in dreams” actually loads under coincidence experiences. This entails a slightly weaker significance of the distinction into basic EE classes for subsample II than in the original publication. The corrected results under internal items in Table 3 move the loadings for the lowest three items to dissociation and coincidence experiences, thus again reducing the significance of the distinctions between classes for subsample III as compared to the original publication. The conclusions of the article remain unchanged.

The construction of the four basic classes from the distinction between self model and world model implies that a perfect distinction between classes cannot be expected anyway. The reason is that the relational classes (coincidence, dissociation) are by definition not independent of the classes (internal, external) between which they are relations. Only in case of full independence could a standard PCA resolve classes perfectly.

Finally, the size of sample III (Swiss online) has been misprinted as N = 1532 on p. 4 (right column, third paragraph, line 6) and in Table 5 (caption). The correct sample size is N = 1352.

Conflict of Interest Statement

The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.

Acknowledgments

We are grateful to Lui Unterassner for indicating some of the misprints corrected here.

The original article has been updated.

Keywords: continuum hypothesis, exceptional experiences, mental disorders, phenomenological patterns, mental health services

Citation: Fach W, Atmanspacher H, Landolt K, Wyss T and Rössler W (2015) Corrigendum: A comparative study of exceptional experiences of clients seeking advice and of subjects in an ordinary population. Front. Psychol. 6:1414. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01414

Received: 24 March 2015; Accepted: 04 September 2015;
Published: 25 September 2015.

Edited and reviewed by: Francesco Pagnini, Catholic University of Milan, Italy

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*Correspondence: H. Atmanspacher, atmanspacher@collegium.ethz.ch