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Nonverbal responsivity in schizophrenia: an analysis of patients' social interactions

  • Lavelle, Mary
  • Howes, Christine
  • Healey, Patrick G. T.
  • McCabe, Rose
Abstract:
Patients with schizophrenia have difficulty interacting with others but the nature of this deficit remains unknown. Successful face-to-face interaction relies on partners’ nonverbal coordination to regulate and manage conversation. For example, speakers and listeners frequently use head nodding to request and provide feedback without disrupting the verbal message. Patients with schizophrenia have difficulty interpreting nonverbal cues during ‘off-line’ social cognitive tests, but it is unclear if this translates to their ‘on-line’ interactions. This study investigated patients’ nonverbal responsiveness through analysis of speaker and listener nodding during patients’ social interactions.
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Year:
2013
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Book title:
Proceedings of the 5th Joint Action Meeting
Address:
Berlin, Germany
Month:
July
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