Cognitive empathy contributes to poor social functioning in schizophrenia: Evidence from a new self-report measure of cognitive and affective empathy.

@article{Michaels2014CognitiveEC,
  title={Cognitive empathy contributes to poor social functioning in schizophrenia: Evidence from a new self-report measure of cognitive and affective empathy.},
  author={Tania M. Michaels and William P. Horan and Emily J Ginger and Zoran Martinovich and Amy E. Pinkham and Matthew J. Smith},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2014},
  volume={220 3},
  pages={
          803-10
        }
}
Cognitive empathy impairments have been linked to poor social functioning in schizophrenia. However, prior studies primarily used self-reported empathy measures developed decades ago that are not well-aligned with contemporary models of empathy. We evaluated empathy and its relationship to social functioning in schizophrenia using the recently developed Questionnaire of Cognitive and Affective Empathy (QCAE). Schizophrenia (n=52) and healthy comparison (n=37) subjects completed the QCAE… CONTINUE READING
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