Social Cognition and Metacognition in Schizophrenia

Psychopathology and Treatment Approaches

Edited by

  • Paul Lysaker, Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Giancarlo Dimaggio, Centro di Terapia Metacognitiva Interpersonale, Rome, Italy
  • Martin Brüne, LWL-University Hospital, University of Bochum, Germany

Deficits in social cognition and metacognition in schizophrenics makes it difficult for them to understand the speech, facial expressions and hence emotion and intention of others, as well as allowing little insight into their own mental state. These deficits are associated with poor social skills, fewer social relationships, and are predictive of poorer performance in a work setting. Social Cognition and Metacognition in Schizophrenia reviews recent research advances focusing on the precise nature of these deficits, when and how they manifest themselves, what their effect is on the course of schizophrenia, and how each can be treated. These deficits may themselves be why schizophrenia is so difficult to resolve; by focusing on the deficits, recovery may be quicker and long lasting.

This book discusses such deficits in early onset, first episode, and prolonged schizophrenia; how the deficits relate to each other and to other forms of psychopathology; how the deficits affect social, psychological, and vocational functioning; and how best to treat the deficits in either individual or group settings.

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Researchers in clinical psychology, and clinicians treating schizophrenia, Secondary audience among researchers in social and cognitive psychology interested in social cognition and metacognition.


Book information

  • Published: July 2014
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-405172-0

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Neurobiological Underpinnings of Social Cognition and Metacognition in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders - Elliot C. Brown, Cumhur Tas, and Cristina Gonzalez
Chapter 2 - Cross-cultural Aspects of Social Cognitive Abilities in Schizophrenia - Culture, Social Cognition, and Schizophrenia - Katja Koelkebeck, Christine Wilhelm
Chapter 3 - Social Cognition During the Early Phase of Schizophrenia - A. McCleery, William P. Horan, and M. F. Green
Chapter 4 - Empathy - Birgit Dernt and Christina Regenbogen
Chapter 5 - Memory-Related Metacognition in Patients with Schizophrenia - Elizabeth Bacon and Marie Izaute
Chapter 6 - Metacognition in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders: Methods of Assessment and Associations with Psychosocial Function, Neurocognition, Symptoms, and Cognitive Style - Paul Lysaker, Jacklyn Hillis, Bethany L. Leonhardt, Marina Kukla, and Kelly D. Buck
Chapter 7 - The Impact of Metacognition on the Development and Maintenance of Negative Symptoms - Hamish McLeod, Andrew Gumley, and Matthia Schwannauer
Chapter 8 - Metacognition as a Framework to Understanding the Occurrence of Aggression and Violence in Patients with Schizophrenia - Sune Bo, Ahmad Abu-Akel, and Mickey Kongerslev
Chapter 9 - Social Cognition and Interaction Training: The Role of Metacognition - João M. Fernandes and David L. Roberts
Chapter 10 - An Overview of Social Cognitive Treatment Interventions - Dennis R. Combs, Emily Drake, and Michael R. Basso
Chapter 11 - Metacognitive Training and Therapy: An Individualized and Group Intervention for Psychosis - Todd S. Woodward, Ryan Balzan, Mahesh Menon, and Steffen Moritz
Chapter 12 - Metacognitively Focused Psychotherapy for Persons with Schizophrenia: Eight Core Elements that Define Practice - Paul Lysaker, Kelly D. Buck, Bethany Leonhardt, Benjamin Buck, Jay Hamm, Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon, and Giancarlo Dimaggio
Chapter 13 - Adapted-Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy Applied to Paranoid Schizophrenia: Promoting Higher Levels of Reflection on One's and Others' Minds, Awareness of Interpersonal Schemas, Differentiation and Mastery of Social Problems - Giampaolo Salvatore, Raffaele Popolo, Paul Lysaker, Paolo Ottavi, Nadia Di Sturco, and Giancarlo Dimaggio
Chapter 14 - Triumphs and Tribulations in the Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia: Reflections from a Pilot Study of Metacognitive Narrative Psychotherapy - Rebecca Bargenquast and Robert D. Schweitzer
Chapter 15 - A Mentalization-Based Treatment Approach to Disturbances of Social Understanding in Schizophrenia - Benjamin K. Brent and Peter Fonagy
Chapter 16 - The Relationship Between Metacognitive Profile, Attachment Pattern, and Intersubjective Process in Psychotherapy of a Person Recovering From First Episode Schizophrenia - Susanne Harder and Sarah Ingrid Daniel
Chapter 17 - Metacognition-Oriented Social Skills Training - Paolo Ottavi, Manuela Pasinetti, Raffaele Popolo, Giampaolo Salvatore, Paul Lysaker, and Giancarlo Dimaggio
Chapter 18 - Experimental Usage of Oxytocin to Combat Deficits in Social Cognition in Schizophrenia - Cumhur Tas, Elliot C. Brown, Cristina Gonzalez, and Martin Brüne
Chapter 19 - Social Cognition and Metacognition in Schizophrenia: Research to Date and Directions for the Future - Paul Lysaker, Diancarlo Dimaggio, and Martin Brüne