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Current Directions in Schizophrenia Research

Significant advances have been made on several fronts in fathoming and combating this debilitating mental illness—from genetics to neuroscience to the psychosocial aspects of the disorder.

The August issue of the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science, published by the Association for Psychological Science, is a state-of-the-art summary of the latest research on every facet of schizophrenia. Edited by Emory University psychological scientist and schizophrenia expert Elaine Walker, the issue includes overviews of prenatal factors; neurological development; prognosis and recovery; brain abnormalities; social cognition and functioning; and promising new avenues for treatment on these various fronts.

In this special issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science:

Neurodevelopment and Schizophrenia: Broadening the FocusElaine Walker, Dan Shapiro, Michelle Esterberg, and Hanan Trotman

Prenatal Factors in SchizophreniaSuzanne King, Annie St-Hilaire, and David Heidkamp

Current Research on the Genetic Contributors to SchizophreniaMichael F. Pogue-Geile, and Jessica L.Yokley

Schizophrenia Course, Long-Term Outcome, Recovery, and PrognosisThomas H. Jobe and Martin Harrow

Structural and Functional Brain Abnormalities in SchizophreniaKatherine H. Karlsgodt, Daqiang Sun, and Tyrone D. Cannon

Ventral Hippocampus, Interneurons, and Schizophrenia: A New Understanding of the Pathophysiology of Schizophrenia and Its Implications for Treatment and Prevention Anthony A. Grace

Social Factors in SchizophreniaJill M. Hooley

Social Cognition in Schizophrenia Michael F. Green and William P. Horan

Cognitive Functioning and Disability in Schizophrenia Philip D. Harvey

Emotion in Schizophrenia: Where Feeling Meets Thinking Ann M. Kring and Janelle M. Caponigro

Psychosocial Treatments for SchizophreniaJean Addington, Danijela Piskulic, and Catherine Marshall

New Opportunities in the Treatment of Cognitive Impairments Associated with Schizophrenia Mark A. Geyer


Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, publishes concise reviews on the latest advances in theory and research spanning all of scientific psychology and its applications. For a copy of “Special Issue on Schizophrenia,” please contact Keri Chiodo at 202-293-9300 or kchiodo@psychologicalscience.org.

Contact: Keri Chiodo
Association for Psychological Science

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