Alex S Cohen

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Affiliation: Kent State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Self-reported stress and the deficit syndrome of schizophrenia
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, 118 Kent Hall, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    Psychiatry 66:308-16. 2003
  2. ncbi Affective reactivity of speech and emotional experience in patients with schizophrenia
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, PO Box 119, Kent, OH 44240, USA
    Schizophr Res 69:7-14. 2004
  3. pmc Psychiatric symptom versus neurocognitive correlates of diminished expressivity in schizophrenia and mood disorders
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Schizophr Res 146:249-53. 2013
  4. doi Towards a cognitive resource limitations model of diminished expression in schizotypy
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 121:109-18. 2012
  5. doi Attribution biases in schizophrenia: relationship to clinical and functional impairments
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 708080, USA
    Psychopathology 42:40-6. 2009
  6. ncbi Attentional dysfunction, social perception, and social competence: what is the nature of the relationship?
    Tasha M Nienow
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, OH, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 115:408-17. 2006
  7. doi Facial emotion recognition in schizotypy: the role of accuracy and social cognitive bias
    Laura A Brown
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 16:474-83. 2010
  8. pmc Computerized measurement of negative symptoms in schizophrenia
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 42:827-36. 2008
  9. doi Understanding emotional expression using prosodic analysis of natural speech: refining the methodology
    Alex S Cohen
    Louisiana State University, Department of Psychology, 236 Audubon Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 41:150-7. 2010
  10. doi On the boundaries of blunt affect/alogia across severe mental illness: implications for Research Domain Criteria
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, 236 Audubon Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Schizophr Res 140:41-5. 2012

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Publications45

  1. ncbi Self-reported stress and the deficit syndrome of schizophrenia
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, 118 Kent Hall, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    Psychiatry 66:308-16. 2003
    ..Given that stress has been an essential component in conceptualizations of schizophrenia onset and relapse, the possibility of stress-resistant properties associated with the deficit syndrome should be tested in future research...
  2. ncbi Affective reactivity of speech and emotional experience in patients with schizophrenia
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, PO Box 119, Kent, OH 44240, USA
    Schizophr Res 69:7-14. 2004
    ..These results suggest that emotion-related variables mediate the relationship between stress and language symptom exacerbations in at least some patients with schizophrenia...
  3. pmc Psychiatric symptom versus neurocognitive correlates of diminished expressivity in schizophrenia and mood disorders
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Schizophr Res 146:249-53. 2013
    ..These results suggest that there is a link between expressivity and neurocognitive dysfunctions for both patients with schizophrenia and mood disorders. Implications and future research directions are discussed...
  4. doi Towards a cognitive resource limitations model of diminished expression in schizotypy
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 121:109-18. 2012
    ..These findings suggest that diminished expression occurs as a function of limited cognitive resources in psychometrically defined schizotypy...
  5. doi Attribution biases in schizophrenia: relationship to clinical and functional impairments
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 708080, USA
    Psychopathology 42:40-6. 2009
    ..The present study examined the degree to which attribution biases in facial emotion perception are associated with psychiatric symptomatology and social and occupational impairments...
  6. ncbi Attentional dysfunction, social perception, and social competence: what is the nature of the relationship?
    Tasha M Nienow
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, OH, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 115:408-17. 2006
    ..Affect recognition was found to moderate the relationship between span of apprehension and social competence...
  7. doi Facial emotion recognition in schizotypy: the role of accuracy and social cognitive bias
    Laura A Brown
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 16:474-83. 2010
    ..Although emotion recognition appears unrelated to symptoms, it probably operates by means of different processes in those with particular types of symptoms...
  8. pmc Computerized measurement of negative symptoms in schizophrenia
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 42:827-36. 2008
    ..Both the computer and clinical measures of positive emotion/anhedonia corresponded to functioning impairments. The computerized method of assessing negative symptoms offered a number of advantages over the symptom scale-based approach...
  9. doi Understanding emotional expression using prosodic analysis of natural speech: refining the methodology
    Alex S Cohen
    Louisiana State University, Department of Psychology, 236 Audubon Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 41:150-7. 2010
    ..Alternatively, speech from the recall of autobiographical memories resulted in meaningful changes in both subjective state and prosodic expression. Implications for the study of psychological disorders are discussed...
  10. doi On the boundaries of blunt affect/alogia across severe mental illness: implications for Research Domain Criteria
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, 236 Audubon Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Schizophr Res 140:41-5. 2012
    ..Computerized acoustic analysis of speech appears to be a promising method for understanding the pathological manifestation of these variables...
  11. doi Emotion word use in the conversational speech of schizophrenia patients
    Annie St-Hilaire
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 13:343-56. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between the use of emotion words during a free speech task and subjective experience of emotion in schizophrenia patients and controls...
  12. doi Affective reactivity of speech disturbances in schizotypy
    Kyle S Minor
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, 206 Audubon Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 44:99-105. 2010
    ..Moreover, the incongruous relationships between disorganized and interpersonal symptoms with SD underscore the marked heterogeneity in processes across schizotypy...
  13. doi Affective disturbances in psychometrically defined schizotypy across direct, but not indirect assessment modes
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70808, USA
    Schizophr Res 128:136-42. 2011
    ..These data suggest that affective deficits in schizotypy reflect deliberative rather than implicit/automatic processes. Implications of these findings are discussed...
  14. doi Neurocognition in psychometrically defined college Schizotypy samples: we are not measuring the "right stuff"
    Charlotte A Chun
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 19:324-37. 2013
    ..Our data suggest that traditionally defined neurocognitive deficits do not approximate the magnitude of subjective complaints associated with psychometrically defined schizotypy...
  15. pmc Neuropsychological functioning and social anhedonia: three-year follow-up data from a longitudinal community high risk study
    Alex S Cohen
    Louisiana State University, Department of Psychology, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 46:898-904. 2012
    ..Collectively, these findings suggest that neurocognitive dysfunctions only characterize a subset of individuals with social anhedonia...
  16. doi A laboratory study of affectivity in schizotypy: subjective and lexical analysis
    Gina M Najolia
    Department of Psychology, Louisana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    Psychiatry Res 189:233-8. 2011
    ..These results reveal a specific pattern of "in-the-moment" affective dysfunction unique to pleasant situations that is consistent across both subjective experience and lexical expression...
  17. doi Cannabis and psychometrically-defined schizotypy: use, problems and treatment considerations
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, 236 Audubon Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 45:548-54. 2011
    ..However, cannabis use was associated with lower severity of negative traits. Implications of these results are discussed...
  18. ncbi Diminished emotionality and social functioning in schizophrenia
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:796-802. 2005
    ..Moreover, there was a substantial amount of discrepancy between patients' self-reported levels of emotionality and the ratings of their emotionality as made by trained observers. Implications of these results are discussed...
  19. ncbi Stress and arousability in schizophrenia
    Thomas J Dinzeo
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44240, USA
    Schizophr Res 71:127-35. 2004
    ..These results suggest that temperament characteristics of an individual with schizophrenia may be related to stress responsiveness and symptom presentation...
  20. ncbi Effects of positive affect on speech disorder in schizophrenia
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, 1129 Biology Psychology Building, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:839-42. 2005
    ..Results suggest that arousal of positive affect has an ameliorative effect on speech disorder for certain patients who have relatively severe symptomatology...
  21. doi Birth characteristics and schizotypy: evidence of a potential "second hit"
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, 236 Audubon Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 45:955-61. 2011
    ..This finding, and the unexpected inverse relationship between birthplace population and negative/schizoid traits, is discussed...
  22. doi The state-trait disjunction of anhedonia in schizophrenia: potential affective, cognitive and social-based mechanisms
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA
    Clin Psychol Rev 31:440-8. 2011
    ..Additionally, practical recommendations for future studies examining affective dysfunction within the schizophrenia-spectrum are discussed...
  23. doi Affecting coping: does neurocognition predict approach and avoidant coping strategies within schizophrenia spectrum disorders?
    Rebecca Macaulay
    Louisiana State University, Department of Psychology, 236 Audubon Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Psychiatry Res 209:136-41. 2013
    ..Overall, results support the notion that affective traits and not cognitive functioning is the best predictor of approach and avoidant coping strategies. ..
  24. ncbi Symptom-oriented versus syndrome approaches to resolving heterogeneity of neuropsychological functioning in schizophrenia
    Alex S Cohen
    University of Maryland, Department of Psychology, 1129 Biology Psychology Bldg, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 17:384-90. 2005
    ..The individual symptoms of the positive syndrome were associated with relatively distinct patterns of neuropsychological performance, suggesting that the symptom-oriented approach was more sensitive...
  25. pmc Emotional experience in patients with schizophrenia revisited: meta-analysis of laboratory studies
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, 206 Audubon Hall Baton Rouge, LA 708080, USA
    Schizophr Bull 36:143-50. 2010
    ..Patients' ability to experience hedonic emotion is preserved, although they also show relatively strong, simultaneously occurring aversive emotion when processing laboratory stimuli considered by others to be pleasant or neutral...
  26. doi On "risk" and reward: investigating state anhedonia in psychometrically defined schizotypy and schizophrenia
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 121:407-15. 2012
    ..Our discussion centers on this apparent paradox in the schizophrenia spectrum--that individuals with schizotypy exhibit state anhedonia, whereas patients with schizophrenia do not...
  27. pmc Neuropsychology of the deficit syndrome: new data and meta-analysis of findings to date
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
    Schizophr Bull 33:1201-12. 2007
    ..The question of whether deficit patients exhibit a unique cognitive impairment profile will require a more sophisticated and rigorous examination of the neuropsychology of the deficit syndrome...
  28. pmc Social anhedonia and schizotypy in a community sample: the Maryland longitudinal study of schizotypy
    Jack J Blanchard
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Schizophr Bull 37:587-602. 2011
    ..These cross-sectional findings from a community sample provide further support for social anhedonia as a possible indicator of schizotypy...
  29. ncbi Understanding constricted affect in schizotypy through computerized prosodic analysis
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana StateUniversity, 206 Audubon Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    J Pers Disord 25:478-91. 2011
    ..Prosodic deficits characterize a subset of individuals with schizotypy who show a schizoid-like reduction in social behaviors without a concomitant reduction in social satisfaction...
  30. ncbi A framework for understanding experiential deficits in schizophrenia
    Alex S Cohen
    Louisiana State University, Department of Psychology, 236 Audubon Hall, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
    Psychiatry Res 178:10-6. 2010
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  31. pmc Looking at the other side of the coin: a meta-analysis of self-reported emotional arousal in people with schizophrenia
    Katiah Llerena
    University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Psychology, USA
    Schizophr Res 142:65-70. 2012
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  32. doi Prevalence and incidence of severe mental illness in the United States: an historical overview
    Alan A Baumeister
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 20:247-58. 2012
    ..It is a balanced presentation of the arguments for and against a rise in mental illness. Original data from U.S. censuses and national reporting of mental hospital statistics are incorporated...
  33. ncbi Deficit versus negative syndrome in schizophrenia: prediction of attentional impairment
    Alex S Cohen
    University of Maryland, Department of Psychology, 1129 Biology Psychology Building, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Schizophr Bull 30:827-35. 2004
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  34. pmc Schizotypal, schizoid and paranoid characteristics in the biological parents of social anhedonics
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, USA
    Psychiatry Res 178:79-83. 2010
    ..The unexpected findings of elevated pathology in fathers, but not mothers of socially anhedonic probands, require further exploration...
  35. doi Quality of life across the schizotypy spectrum: findings from a large nonclinical adult sample
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 50:408-14. 2009
    ..The present study examined the relative contributions of negative, positive, and disorganized schizotypy symptoms to QOL...
  36. pmc The structure of negative symptoms within schizophrenia: implications for assessment
    Jack J Blanchard
    Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
    Schizophr Bull 32:238-45. 2006
    ..Importantly, caution is noted in the interpretability of findings based on existing instruments, and implications for future assessment are discussed...
  37. doi Cigarette smoking across the schizotypy spectrum
    Diana W Stewart
    Louisiana State University, Department of Psychology, 236 Audubon Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Psychiatry Res 179:113-5. 2010
    ..These findings offer insight into mechanisms underlying smoking in schizotypal individuals and suggest areas for further research...
  38. doi Mental health problems and interest in marijuana treatment among marijuana-using college students
    Julia D Buckner
    Louisiana State University, Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA
    Addict Behav 35:826-33. 2010
    ..Further, little is known about factors related to interest in marijuana treatment among students experiencing marijuana-related problems...
  39. doi The role of atypical semantic activation and stress in odd speech: implications for individuals with psychometrically defined schizotypy
    Kyle S Minor
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
    J Psychiatr Res 46:1231-6. 2012
    ..Here, our primary aim was to examine how atypical semantic activation (ASA) and stress are related to odd speech in individuals with psychometrically-defined schizotypy...
  40. doi Clarifying the linguistic signature: measuring personality from natural speech
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    J Pers Assess 90:559-63. 2008
    ..The personality variables accounted for almost a quarter of the variance in emotional expressivity...
  41. ncbi Stability of formal thought disorder and referential communication disturbances in schizophrenia
    Nancy M Docherty
    Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Ohio 44242, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 112:469-75. 2003
    ..These results support the idea that some types of referential disturbances are traitlike and may be reflective of vulnerability as well as manifest illness...
  42. doi A laboratory-based procedure for measuring emotional expression from natural speech
    Alex S Cohen
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, 236 Audubon Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
    Behav Res Methods 41:204-12. 2009
    ..The implications for understanding the interface between lexical and prosodic expressions are also discussed...
  43. ncbi Neuropsychological functioning and social anhedonia: results from a community high-risk study
    Alex S Cohen
    University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Schizophr Res 85:132-41. 2006
    ..Longitudinal assessment of these participants as they move through the risk period should provide important insights into the neuropsychological correlates of the schizophrenia prodrome...
  44. ncbi Specific cognitive deficits and differential domains of social functioning impairment in schizophrenia
    Alex S Cohen
    University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Schizophr Res 81:227-38. 2006
    ..These findings highlight the importance of conceptualizing social functioning as a multidimensional construct for schizophrenia research...
  45. ncbi A three-dimensional typology of delusions
    Alex S Cohen
    Schizophr Res 83:293-5. 2006