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Rehabilitation Research and PracticeVolume 2012 2012, Article ID 742106, 8 pages

Review ArticleDivision of Schizophrenia and Related Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MC 7797, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA

Received 2 March 2012; Accepted 9 April 2012

Academic Editor: Shaun M. Eack

Copyright © 2012 David L. Roberts and Dawn I. Velligan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Efforts to use cognitive remediation in psychosocial intervention for schizophrenia have increasingly incorporated social cognition as a treatment target. A distinction can be made in this work between “broad-based” interventions, which integrate social cognitive training within a multicomponent suite of intervention techniques and “targeted” interventions; which aim to enhance social cognition alone. Targeted interventions have the potential advantage of being more efficient than broad-based interventions; however, they also face difficult challenges. In particular, targeted interventions may be less likely to achieve maintenance and generalization of gains made in treatment. A novel potential solution to this problem is described which draws on the social psychological literature on social cognition.

Autor: David L. Roberts and Dawn I. Velligan



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