Social anhedonia and schizotypy: The contribution of individual differences in affective traits, stress, and coping

  title={Social anhedonia and schizotypy: The contribution of individual differences in affective traits, stress, and coping},
  author={William P. Horan and Seth Brown and Jack J. Blanchard},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
Social anhedonia and schizotypy in a community sample: the Maryland longitudinal study of schizotypy.
Cross-sectional findings from a community sample provide further support for social anhedonia as a possible indicator of schizotypy.
Aberrant asociality: how individual differences in social anhedonia illuminate the need to belong.
It is suggested that human belongingness needs can be illuminated by examining when they go awry, and people high in social anhedonia have consistently poorer functioning, including a higher risk for developing schizophrenia-spectrum disorders.
Schizotypy, depression, and anxiety in physical and social anhedonia.
This cross-sectional study examined the respective profiles of schizotypy, anxiety, and depression in French students with physical and social anhedonia, using psychometric and interview-based measures.
Exploring the Role of Social Anhedonia in the Positive and Negative Dimensions of Schizotypy in a Non-Clinical Sample.
The psychometric properties of the Turkish version of Chapman's Revised Social Anhedonia Scale revealed that it is a reliable and valid measurement to assess social anhedonia in a non-clinical population.
A Study of Trait Anhedonia in Non-Clinical Chinese Samples: Evidence from the Chapman Scales for Physical and Social Anhedonia
The preliminary findings suggested that trait anhedonia can be identified a non-clinical sample and may provide clues to the pathogenesis of psychotic disorder.
Anhedonia and Negative Symptom Schizotypy
Current conceptualizations of schizophrenia indicate that the underlying vulnerability for the disorder is expressed across a broad continuum of impairment referred to as schizotypy. Trait-like


Magical ideation and social anhedonia as predictors of psychosis proneness: a partial replication.
The authors compared college students identified by high scores on the Magical Ideation Scale and the Revised Social Anhedonia Scale with control participants at a 10-year follow-up assessment to replicate L. Zinser's (1994) report of heightened psychosis proneness in MagSoc individuals.
The Psychometric Measurement of Schizotypy Using the Wisconsin Scales of Psychosis Proneness
To facilitate the identification of compensated or “non-disintegrated” schizotypes, Meehl (1964) developed a richly descriptive checklist of schizotypic signs, symptoms, and traits that could be used for purposes of clinical assessment and research.
Hedonic capacity and schizotypy revisited: a taxometric analysis of social anhedonia.
A dimensional-only view of hedonic capacity was tested by applying taxometric procedures to the Revised Social Anhedonia Scale, indicating that the construct measured by the RSAS is taxonic in nature with a base rate approximating .10.
Social anhedonia as a predictor of the development of schizophrenia-spectrum disorders.
  • T. Kwapil
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of abnormal psychology
  • 1998
The SocAnh Scale, unlike the Perceptual Aberration and Magical Ideation Scales, appears to identify individuals at specific risk for future development of schizophrenia-spectrum disorders.
Self-report measures of schizotypy as indices of familial vulnerability to schizophrenia.
Self-report questionnaires are less successful at assessing underlying familial vulnerability to schizophrenia, and dimensions of schizotypy assessed at personal interview were significantly better at differentiating relatives of schizophrenia and control probands than measures of social anhedonia, magical ideation, or psychoticism.
Prediction of personality disorder traits by psychosis proneness scales in a German sample of young adults.
While both risk groups exceeded the control group in clinically relevant borderline traits, only the PER/MI-individuals differed in fulfilling more criteria for schizotypal personality disorder.
Clinical correlates of anhedonia and perceptual aberration in first-episode patients with schizophrenia and affective disorder.
The results suggest that schizophrenic and affective disorder patients endorse items on these scales for different reasons, and hypothesize that for patients with schizophrenia, the scales assess enduring personality characteristics, whereas for the affectives disorder patients, they assess clinical condition at the time of testing.
Anhedonia, positive and negative affect, and social functioning in schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is characterized by both low PA and elevated NA and that these affective characteristics are a stable feature of the illness, suggesting important links between affect and social functioning in schizophrenia.