The relationship of social cognition to ward behavior in chronic schizophrenia

David L. Penn, Will Spaulding, Dorie Reed, Mary Sullivan

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The relationship between social cognition (i.e., cognition for social stimuli) and ward behavior among individuals with chronic schizophrenia was investigated. Twenty-seven inpatients completed a battery of cognitive and social-cognitive tasks and were rated by staff on various indices of ward behavior. Overall, there was a relationship between the measures of social cognition and behavior on the ward. Social cognition contributed unique variance beyond cognition to maladaptive behavior on the ward (i.e., irritability). Implications for assessment and future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-335
Number of pages9
JournalSchizophrenia Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 5 1996


  • Information processing
  • Schizophrenia
  • Social cognition
  • Ward behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry


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