Michael D. Sayers

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We examined social problem solving in schizophrenia. Twenty-seven schizophrenic patients in an acute hospital, 19 patients with bipolar disease, and 17 demographically matched nonpatient controls were tested on an empirically developed problem-solving battery that assessed the ability to generate solutions to problems, the ability to evaluate the(More)
The development of a multimethod social problem-solving battery for schizophrenia is described. The battery is unique in that empirical methods were used throughout its development. The battery includes components that tap skills for response generation and response evaluation. The behavioral components of social problem solving are assessed in an extended(More)
The relationship between patient symptomatology and the acquisition of social skills during an inpatient social skills training program, and the maintenance of skills at a one-month followup, were examined in a sample of recently hospitalized schizophrenic and schizoaffective disorder patients. Subtypes of patients with enduring Thought Disorder (vs. no(More)
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