Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: An Overview


The purpose of this column is to provide an overview of social cognition in schizophrenia. The column begins with a short introduction to social cognition. Then, we describe the application of social cognition to the study of schizophrenia, with an emphasis on key domains (i.e., emotion perception, Theory of Mind, and attributional style). We conclude the column by discussing the relationship of social cognition to neurocognition, negative symptoms, and functioning, with an eye toward strategies for improving social cognition in schizophrenia.

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@article{Penn2008SocialCI, title={Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: An Overview}, author={David Lewis Penn and Lawrence J. Sanna and David Leland Roberts}, journal={Schizophrenia Bulletin}, year={2008}, volume={34}, pages={408 - 411} }