Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: From Evidence to Treatment

Hardcover | January 2, 2013

EditorDavid L. Roberts, David L. Penn

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Individuals with schizophrenia and related disorders experience significant functioning deficits in the community. The study of social cognition in schizophrenia has grown rapidly over the past decade, and a consensus has developed among researchers that dysfunction in social cognition maycontribute to the severe interpersonal problems that are a hallmark of schizophrenia. This has generated hope that treatments which improve social cognition in this illness may enhance an individual's ability to live a socially engaged and rewarding life. Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: From Evidence to Treatment provides a firm grounding in the theory and research of normal social cognition, builds on this base to describe how social cognition appears to be dysfunctional in schizophrenia, and explains how this dysfunction might be ameliorated.Composed of contributed chapters written by the top experts in the field, the volume is divided into three parts to address each of these areas. Part I, Foundations of Human Social Cognition, explores normal social cognition in childhood development, adulthood, and across cultures, as well thebrain-bases of social cognition and clinical social cognition research. Part II, Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: Descriptive and Experimental Research, discusses social cognition and functional outcome, emotion processing, Theory of Mind, paranoid ideation, social cognition in early psychosis,and the social cognitive neuroscience of schizophrenia. Part III, Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: Treatment Approaches, focuses on findings from current treatment outcome research as well as several leading social cognitive intervention approaches-Integrated Neurocognitive Therapy (INT),Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET), Metacognitive Training (MCT), and Social Cognition and Interaction Training (SCIT). This comprehensive, accessible volume will be invaluable to researchers studying social cognition and psychosocial treatment development in schizophrenia, clinicians working withthis patient population, students in social and clinical psychology, nursing, social work and occupational therapy, and medical students.

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Individuals with schizophrenia and related disorders experience significant functioning deficits in the community. The study of social cognition in schizophrenia has grown rapidly over the past decade, and a consensus has developed among researchers that dysfunction in social cognition maycontribute to the severe interpersonal problems...

David L. Roberts is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Schizophrenia and Related Disorders at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He specializes in the treatment and study of social dysfunction among people with schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. He received his Ph.D. ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:January 2, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Shannon M. Couture and David L. Penn: IntroductionPart I: Foundations of Human Social Cognition1. Kristen E. Lyons and Melissa A. Koenig: The Development of Social Cognition in Theory and Action2. Kristjen Lundberg: Social Cognition: Social Psychological Insights from Normal Adults3. Shihui Han: Cross-cultural Variation in Social Cognition and the Social Brain4. Amy M. Jimenez, Dylan G. Gee, Tyrone D. Cannon, and Matthew D. Lieberman: The Social Cognitive Brain: A Review of Key Individual Differences Parameters with Relevance to Schizophrenia5. Oana Tudusciuc and Ralph Adolphs: Social Cognitive Neuroscience: Clinical FoundationsPart II: Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: Descriptive and Experimental Research6. William P. Horan, Junghee Lee, and Michael F. Green: Social Cognition and Functional Outcome in Schizophrenia7. Christian G. Kohler, Elizabeth Hanson, and Mary E. March: Emotion Processing in Schizophrenia8. Ahmad Abu-Akel and Simone G. Shamay-Tsoory: Characteristics of Theory of Mind Impairments in Schizophrenia9. Richard P. Bentall and Alisa Udachina: Social Cognition and the Dynamics of Paranoid Ideation10. Jean Addington and Danijela Piskulic: Social Cognition Early in the Course of the Illness11. Amy E. Pinkham: The Social Cognitive Neuroscience of SchizophreniaPart III: Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: Treatment Approaches12. Joanna M. Fiszdon: Introduction to Social Cognitive Treatment Approaches for Schizophrenia13. Daniel R. Mueller, Stefanie J. Schmidt, and Volker Roder: Integrated Enhancement Therapy14. Shaun M. Eack: Cognitive Enhancement Therapy15. Steffen Moritz, Ruth Veckenstedt, Francesca Vitzthum, Ulf Kuther, and Todd S. Woodward: Metacognitive Training in Schizophrenia: Theoretical Rationale and Administration16. Dennis R. Combs, Johanna Torres, and Michael R. Basso: Social Cognition and Interaction Training17. David L. Roberts and Amy E. Pinkham: Conclusion: The Future of Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: Implications from the Normative Literature