Social cognition refers to how people think about other people. This project is intended to examine aspects of social cognition across different phases of illness (prodromal, first-episode, and chronic). The current phase of this research program will extend findings from the first phase in several ways.
This project will provide a better understanding about how areas of social cognition are related to community functioning in schizophrenia across phases of illness. The project is led by Michael Green, Ph.D., UCLA Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. Others members of the team include Drs. William Horan, Kimmy Kee, Robert Kern, and Mark Sergi. The behavioral scientist collaborators on the project are: Alan Fiske (UCLA Department of Anthropology) and Barbara Knowlton (UCLA Psychology).
Current status: Completed
Primary Investigator: Michael Green
Co-Investigators: Kimmy Kee, Robert S Kern
Other Investigators: William Horan (UCLA), Alan Fiske (UCLA Department of Anthropology), Barbara Knowlton (UCLA Psychology).
The primary goal of this project has been to examine specific components of social cognition across phases of illness using performance-based measures. We do not have any publications from the current phase of the research. Publications from our previous phase include:
Kee, K.S., Horan, W.P., Salovey, P., Kern, R.S., Sergi, M.J., Fiske, A.P., Lee, J., Subotnik, K.L., Nuechterlein, K.H., Sugar, C.A., Green, M.F. (2009). Emotional intelligence in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 107, 61-68.
Sergi, M.J., Fiske, A.P., Horan, W.P., Kern, R.S., Kee, K.S., Subotnik, K.L., Nuechterlein, K.H., & Green. M.F. (2009). Development of a measure of relationship perception in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 166, 54-62.
Kern, R.S., Green, M.F., Fiske, A.P., Kee, K.S., Lee, J., Sergi, M.J., Horan, W.P., Subotnik, K.L., Sugar, C.A., Nuechterlein, K.H. (2009). Theory of mind deficits for processing counterfactual information in persons with chronic schizophrenia. Psychological Medicine, 39, 645-654. PMCID: PMC2928136.
Green, M.F., Bearden, C.E., Cannon, T.D., Fiske, A.P., Hellemann, G.S., Horan, W.P., Kee-Rose, K., Kern, R.S., Lee, J., Sergi M.J., Subotnik, K.L., Sugar, C. A., Ventura, J., Yee, C.M., Nuechterlein, K.H. (2012). Social cognition in schizophrenia, Part 1: Performance across phases of illness. Schizophrenia bulletin, 38, 854-864.
Horan, W.P., Green, M.F., DeGroot, M., Fiske, A.P., Hellemann, G.S., Kee-Rose, K., Kern, R.S., Lee, J., Sergi M.J., Subotnik, K.L., Sugar, C. A., Ventura, J., Nuechterlein, K.H. (2012). Social cognition in schizophrenia, Part 2: 12-month stability and prediction of functional outcome in first-episode patients. Schizophrenia bulletin, 38, 865-872.
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