Social cognition and negative symptoms in psychosis

Psychiatry Res. 2011 Jul 30;188(2):283-5. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2011.04.028. Epub 2011 May 14.


This study examined the relationship between negative symptoms and social cognition in individuals with psychosis. Although negative symptoms were associated with social cognition, stereotyped thinking, which is cognitive in nature, emerged as the most significant predictor, suggesting that cognition rather than symptoms may have a greater impact on social cognition.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cognition Disorders / etiology*
  • Cognition Disorders / psychology*
  • Emotions / physiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Psychotic Disorders / complications*
  • Psychotic Disorders / psychology*
  • Recognition, Psychology
  • Regression Analysis
  • Social Behavior*