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SCHIZOPHRENIA, SYMPTOMATOLOGY AND SOCIAL INFERENCE - INVESTIGATING THEORY OF MIND IN PEOPLE WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA

CORCORAN, R; MERCER, G; FRITH, CD; (1995) SCHIZOPHRENIA, SYMPTOMATOLOGY AND SOCIAL INFERENCE - INVESTIGATING THEORY OF MIND IN PEOPLE WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA. SCHIZOPHR RES , 17 (1) 5 - 13.

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Abstract

It has been proposed that certain psychotic symptoms associated with schizophrenia reflect a deficit in the ability to appreciate other people's mental states (Frith, 1992). This notion is tested using a newly devised task examining the capacity to infer intentions behind indirect speech. The findings support the notion that some patients with schizophrenia have difficulties with tasks requiring 'theory of mind' skills and that this deficiency is symptom specific. The findings are discussed with reference to the cognitive skills which may be involved in the performance of tasks requiring social inferences.

Type:Article
Title:SCHIZOPHRENIA, SYMPTOMATOLOGY AND SOCIAL INFERENCE - INVESTIGATING THEORY OF MIND IN PEOPLE WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA
Keywords:SOCIAL INFERENCE, THEORY OF MIND, (SCHIZOPHRENIA), CEREBRAL BLOOD-FLOW, SYMPTOMS, ABNORMALITIES, IMPAIRMENTS, DYSFUNCTION, KNOWLEDGE, CHILDREN, DISORDER, REFLECT
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Institute of Neurology

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