Cognitive impairments are highly prevalent in individuals with schizophrenia and are now considered hallmark features of the disorder. Over the past decade, considerable evidence has demonstrated the functional significance of social and nonsocial cognitive impairments in individuals with schizophrenia. However, the nature of the relationship between specific domains of social and nonsocial cognition and how they relate to functional outcome in this population is less clear. In particular, declarative memory impairment has been suggested to have critical consequences for the everyday life of individuals with schizophrenia and may play a role in their social integration difficulties. Preliminary evidence also indicates that theory of mind (ToM) may be an important intermediary between nonsocial cognition and functional outcome. The current study aimed to better understand the relationships between declarative memory, ToM, and functional outcome in individuals with schizophrenia.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Sciences
Psychology; Clinical Psychology
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Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Deptula, Andrew, "Declarative Memory, Theory of Mind, and Community Functioning in Schizophrenia" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4934.