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Declarative Memory, Theory of Mind, and Community Functioning in Schizophrenia

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Date Issued:
2016
Abstract/Description:
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.
Title: Declarative Memory, Theory of Mind, and Community Functioning in Schizophrenia.
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Name(s): Deptula, Andrew, Author
Bedwell, Jeffrey, Committee Chair
Paulson, Daniel, Committee Member
Sims, Valerie, Committee Member
Fiore, Stephen, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: 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.
Identifier: CFE0006096 (IID), ucf:51207 (fedora)
Note(s): 2016-05-01
Ph.D.
Sciences, Psychology
Doctoral
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Subject(s): Declarative memory -- theory of mind -- schizophrenia -- functional outcome -- cognition -- social cognition
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0006096
Restrictions on Access: public 2016-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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