Cognition and social functioning in schizophrenia

David L. Penn, William D Spaulding, Dorie Reed, Mary Sullivan, Kim T. Mueser, Debra A Hope

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THIS article reviews three studies investigating the relationship between information processing and social functioning in schizophrenia. The most consistent finding is the association between vigilance performance on a hybrid continuous performance/span of apprehension task and various indices of social functioning (e.g., ward behavior). However, the nature of the information processing-social functioning relationships is mutable and appears dependent on a number of factors (e.g., cross-sectional versus longitudinal designs). This article concludes with a discussion of treatment implications and future research directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-291
Number of pages11
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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