Social cognition in schizophrenia: Recommendations from the Measurement and Treatment Research to Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia New Approaches Conference

Michael F. Green, Berend Olivier, Jacqueline Crawley, David L. Penn, Steven Silverstein

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Abstract

This article summarizes the discussion from a breakout group at the National Institute of Mental Health-Measurement and Treatment Research to Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia New Approaches Conference on social cognition in schizophrenia. During this discussion, the reasons for the recent growth of research on social cognition in schizophrenia were examined. The discussion group established consensus on several points, including the importance of viewing social cognition from interdisciplinary perspectives (including outcomes research, social psychology, cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and animal models) and the need for clearer definition of terms. There was also general agreement that social cognition is a valuable construct for understanding the nature and disability of schizophrenia. One of the objectives of this group was to generate recommendations for subsequent human and animal studies, and these research agendas are summarized in this report.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)882-887
Number of pages6
JournalSchizophrenia Bulletin
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Animal models
  • MATRICS
  • Schizophrenia
  • Social cognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)

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