Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: From Evidence to Treatment

Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: From Evidence to Treatment

By: David L. Roberts (editor), David L. Penn (editor)Hardback

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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 may contribute 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 the brain-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 with this patient population, students in social and clinical psychology, nursing, social work and occupational therapy, and medical students.

About Author

David L. Roberts is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Schizophrenia and Related Disorders, University of Texas Health Science Center, 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. working under David Penn at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and completed post-doctoral training and research at Yale University. David L. Penn is the Linda Wagner-Martin Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He specializes in the psychosocial treatment of schizophrenia, as well as in social cognition in schizophrenia.


Contributors ; Introduction ; Shannon M. Couture and David L. Penn ; Part I: Foundations of Human Social Cognition ; Chapter 1. The Development of Social Cognition in Theory and Action ; Kristen E. Lyons and Melissa A. Koenig ; Chapter 2. Social Cognition: Social Psychological Insights from Normal Adults ; Kristjen Lundberg ; Chapter 3. Cross-cultural Variation in Social Cognition and the Social Brain ; Shihui Han ; Chapter 4. The Social Cognitive Brain: A Review of Key Individual Differences Parameters with Relevance to Schizophrenia ; Amy M. Jimenez, Dylan G. Gee, Tyrone D. Cannon, and Matthew D. Lieberman ; Chapter 5. Social Cognitive Neuroscience: Clinical Foundations ; Oana Tudusciuc and Ralph Adolphs ; Part II: Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: Descriptive and Experimental Research ; Chapter 6. Social Cognition and Functional Outcome in Schizophrenia ; William P. Horan, Junghee Lee, and Michael F. Green ; Chapter 7. Emotion Processing in Schizophrenia ; Christian G. Kohler, Elizabeth Hanson, and Mary E. March ; Chapter 8. Characteristics of Theory of Mind Impairments in Schizophrenia ; Ahmad Abu-Akel and Simone G. Shamay-Tsoory ; Chapter 9. Social Cognition and the Dynamics of Paranoid Ideation ; Richard P. Bentall and Alisa Udachina ; Chapter 10. Social Cognition Early in the Course of the Illness ; Jean Addington and Danijela Piskulic ; Chapter 11. The Social Cognitive Neuroscience of Schizophrenia ; Amy E. Pinkham ; Part III: Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: Treatment Approaches ; Chapter 12: Introduction to Social Cognitive Treatment Approaches for Schizophrenia ; Joanna M. Fiszdon ; Chapter 13: Integrated Enhancement Therapy ; Daniel R. Mueller, Stefanie J. Schmidt, and Volker Roder ; Chapter 14. Cognitive Enhancement Therapy ; Shaun M. Eack ; Chapter 15. Metacognitive Training in Schizophrenia: Theoretical Rationale and Administration ; Steffen Moritz, Ruth Veckenstedt, Francesca Vitzthum, Ulf Kother, and Todd S. Woodward ; Chapter 16. Social Cognition and Interaction Training ; Dennis R. Combs, Johanna Torres, and Michael R. Basso ; Chapter 17. Conclusion: The Future of Social Cognition in Schizophrenia: Implications from the Normative Literature ; David L. Roberts & Amy E. Pinkham

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  • ISBN13: 9780199777587
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780199777587
  • weight: 774
  • ISBN10: 0199777586

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