Emotion recognition and social/role dysfunction in non-clinical psychosis

Andrea L. Pelletier*, Derek J. Dean, Jessica R. Lunsford-Avery, Ashley K. Smith, Joseph M. Orr, Tina Gupta, Zachary B. Millman, Vijay A. Mittal

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As researchers continue to understand non-clinical psychosis (NCP-brief psychotic-like experiences occurring in 5-7% of the general population; van Os et al., 2009), it is becoming evident that functioning deficits and facial emotion recognition (FER) impairment characterize this phenomenon. However, the extent to which these domains are related remains unclear. Social/role functioning and FER were assessed in 65 adolescents/young adults exhibiting low and high-NCP. Results indicate that FER and social/role functioning deficits were present in the High-NCP group, and that the domains were associated in this group alone. Taken together, findings suggest that a core emotive deficit is tied to broader social/role dysfunction in NCP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-73
Number of pages4
JournalSchizophrenia Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013


  • Emotion recognition
  • Non-clinical psychosis
  • Role functioning
  • Social functioning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry


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