Social cognition in schizophrenia: An overview

David L. Penn, Lawrence J. Sanna, David L. Roberts

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The purpose of this column is to provide an overview of social cognition in schizophrenia. The column begins with a short introduction to social cognition. Then, we describe the application of social cognition to the study of schizophrenia, with an emphasis on key domains (i.e., emotion perception, Theory of Mind, and attributional style). We conclude the column by discussing the relationship of social cognition to neurocognition, negative symptoms, and functioning, with an eye toward strategies for improving social cognition in schizophrenia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)408-411
Number of pages4
JournalSchizophrenia bulletin
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2008


  • Attributions
  • Emotion perception
  • Functional outcome
  • Social cognition
  • Theory of mind

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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