D L Penn

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The relationship between positive symptoms and instrumental work functioning in schizophrenia: a 10 year follow-up study
    J Meg Racenstein
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Schizophr Res 56:95-103. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint The Ambiguous Intentions Hostility Questionnaire (AIHQ): a new measure for evaluating hostile social-cognitive biases in paranoia
    Dennis R Combs
    Department of Psychology, University of Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 12:128-43. 2007
  3. pmc Assessment of social judgments and complex mental states in the early phases of psychosis
    Shannon M Couture
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Psychology, CB 3270, Davie Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    Schizophr Res 100:237-41. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Perceptions of hostility by persons with and without persecutory delusions
    Dennis R Combs
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX 75799, USA
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 14:30-52. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Emotion recognition in schizophrenia: further investigation of generalized versus specific deficit models
    D L Penn
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27599 3270, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 109:512-6. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial treatment for first-episode psychosis: a research update
    David L Penn
    Department of Psychology, CB 3270, Davie Hall, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:2220-32. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Best practices: The development of the Social Cognition and Interaction Training program for schizophrenia spectrum disorders
    David L Penn
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Davie Hall, CB 3270, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:449-51. 2007
  8. pmc Social cognition in schizophrenia: an overview
    David L Penn
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    Schizophr Bull 34:408-11. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Supportive therapy for schizophrenia: possible mechanisms and implications for adjunctive psychosocial treatments
    David L Penn
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Department of Psychology, 27599 3270, USA
    Schizophr Bull 30:101-12. 2004
  10. pmc A pilot investigation of the Graduated Recovery Intervention Program (GRIP) for first episode psychosis
    David L Penn
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Department of Psychology, NC, United States
    Schizophr Res 125:247-56. 2011

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Publications55

  1. ncbi request reprint The relationship between positive symptoms and instrumental work functioning in schizophrenia: a 10 year follow-up study
    J Meg Racenstein
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Schizophr Res 56:95-103. 2002
    ..01). The more severely psychotic patients, regardless of diagnosis, are least likely to be working effectively; however, the debilitating effect of psychosis on work adjustment is most evident for schizophrenia patients...
  2. ncbi request reprint The Ambiguous Intentions Hostility Questionnaire (AIHQ): a new measure for evaluating hostile social-cognitive biases in paranoia
    Dennis R Combs
    Department of Psychology, University of Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 12:128-43. 2007
    ..The AIHQ is comprised of a variety of negative situations that differ in terms of intentionality. Items were developed to reflect causes that were ambiguous, intentional, and accidental in nature...
  3. pmc Assessment of social judgments and complex mental states in the early phases of psychosis
    Shannon M Couture
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Psychology, CB 3270, Davie Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    Schizophr Res 100:237-41. 2008
    ..Social cognition plays an important role in the functioning of individuals with psychosis. In this study, we explored two areas of social cognition not previously investigated early in the course of psychosis...
  4. doi request reprint Perceptions of hostility by persons with and without persecutory delusions
    Dennis R Combs
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX 75799, USA
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 14:30-52. 2009
    ..It was predicted that on the AIHQ, persons with PD would show greater levels of perceived hostility, blame, and aggression than both psychiatric and nonpsychiatric controls...
  5. ncbi request reprint Emotion recognition in schizophrenia: further investigation of generalized versus specific deficit models
    D L Penn
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27599 3270, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 109:512-6. 2000
    ..Differences in performance on the emotion identification task between the 2 clinical groups were reduced when controlling for active symptoms...
  6. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial treatment for first-episode psychosis: a research update
    David L Penn
    Department of Psychology, CB 3270, Davie Hall, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:2220-32. 2005
    ..This article reviews research on psychosocial treatment for first-episode psychosis...
  7. ncbi request reprint Best practices: The development of the Social Cognition and Interaction Training program for schizophrenia spectrum disorders
    David L Penn
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Davie Hall, CB 3270, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 58:449-51. 2007
    ..Although research is still in the early phases, SCIT is a potential best practice...
  8. pmc Social cognition in schizophrenia: an overview
    David L Penn
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    Schizophr Bull 34:408-11. 2008
    ..We conclude the column by discussing the relationship of social cognition to neurocognition, negative symptoms, and functioning, with an eye toward strategies for improving social cognition in schizophrenia...
  9. ncbi request reprint Supportive therapy for schizophrenia: possible mechanisms and implications for adjunctive psychosocial treatments
    David L Penn
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Department of Psychology, 27599 3270, USA
    Schizophr Bull 30:101-12. 2004
    ....
  10. pmc A pilot investigation of the Graduated Recovery Intervention Program (GRIP) for first episode psychosis
    David L Penn
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Department of Psychology, NC, United States
    Schizophr Res 125:247-56. 2011
    ..These advantages and the fact that the GRIP intervention demonstrated feasibility and tolerability suggest that this intervention is worthy of further investigation...
  11. ncbi request reprint The effects of a documentary film about schizophrenia on psychiatric stigma
    David L Penn
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Department of Psychology, 27599 3270, USA
    Schizophr Bull 29:383-91. 2003
    ..The findings provide partial support for the hypothesis that a media depiction of persons with schizophrenia can reduce stigma...
  12. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of group cognitive-behavioral therapy vs. enhanced supportive therapy for auditory hallucinations
    David L Penn
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    Schizophr Res 109:52-9. 2009
    ..Outcomes improved through 12-month follow-up in both therapy groups, with enhanced ST having more specific impact on auditory hallucinations, and CBT impacting general psychotic symptoms...
  13. pmc The effects of antipsychotic medications on emotion perception in patients with chronic schizophrenia in the CATIE trial
    David L Penn
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Department of Psychology, Davie Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    Schizophr Res 115:17-23. 2009
    ..Greater improvement in emotion perception at 2 months was significantly predicted by lower baseline emotion perception and higher baseline neurocognitive functioning, and marginally predicted by less time on an antipsychotic...
  14. ncbi request reprint The effects of stereotype suppression on psychiatric stigma
    David L Penn
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Davie Hall, CB 3270, 27599 3270, USA
    Schizophr Res 55:269-76. 2002
    ..Implications of the findings for reducing psychiatric stigma are discussed...
  15. ncbi request reprint Modification of affect perception deficits in schizophrenia
    D L Penn
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Department of Psychology, Davie Hall, CB 3270, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    Schizophr Res 46:217-29. 2000
    ..There was limited evidence of these effects generalizing to the test of facial affect discrimination...
  16. ncbi request reprint Politically correct labels and schizophrenia: a rose by any other name?
    D L Penn
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Psychology, 27599 3270, USA
    Schizophr Bull 27:197-203. 2001
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  17. ncbi request reprint Social perception in schizophrenia: the role of context
    David L Penn
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 3270, Davie Hall, 27599 3270, USA
    Psychiatry Res 109:149-59. 2002
    ..Task performance for the group with schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder was relatively independent of symptoms, but was related to social functioning in the treatment setting. Implications for future research are discussed...
  18. pmc Neural bases for impaired social cognition in schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders
    Amy E Pinkham
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Psychology, CB 3270, Davie Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, United States
    Schizophr Res 99:164-75. 2008
    ..These findings lend support to models hypothesizing well-defined neural substrates of social cognition and suggest a specific neural mechanism that may underlie social cognitive impairments in both autism and paranoid schizophrenia...
  19. ncbi request reprint Neurocognitive and social cognitive predictors of interpersonal skill in schizophrenia
    Amy E Pinkham
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Department of Psychology, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    Psychiatry Res 143:167-78. 2006
    ..This pattern was not observed in the non-clinical control sample. These findings have implications for the treatment of the disorder and represent an important step in understanding the role of social cognition in schizophrenia...
  20. pmc Attentional-shaping as a means to improve emotion perception deficits in schizophrenia
    Dennis R Combs
    University of Texas at Tyler, Department of Psychology, 3900 University Blvd, Tyler, TX 75799, United States
    Schizophr Res 105:68-77. 2008
    ..Results will be discussed in terms of face scanning and attentional deficits present in schizophrenia and potential uses of this intervention in the remediation of emotion perception deficits...
  21. ncbi request reprint Predictors of the therapeutic alliance in group therapy for individuals with treatment-resistant auditory hallucinations
    David P Johnson
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    Br J Clin Psychol 47:171-83. 2008
    ..This study hypothesized that several baseline client characteristics (i.e. age, symptoms, insight, social functioning) would significantly predict client-rated group alliance in out-patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders...
  22. doi request reprint Social cognition and interaction training (SCIT) for outpatients with schizophrenia: a preliminary study
    David L Roberts
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Psychiatry Res 166:141-7. 2009
    ..Results using analysis of variance (ANOVA) suggest SCIT-related improvements in emotion perception and social skill...
  23. ncbi request reprint Implications for the neural basis of social cognition for the study of schizophrenia
    Amy E Pinkham
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 160:815-24. 2003
    ..This article attempts to bridge this gap by discussing how the neural basis of social cognition may inform future clinical research in schizophrenia...
  24. ncbi request reprint The relationship between insight and social skill in persons with severe mental illness
    J L Francis
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 70803-5501, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 189:822-9. 2001
    ..Finally, consistent with previous research in the area, greater insight was associated with less severe psychiatric symptoms. Implications of these findings for future research are discussed...
  25. ncbi request reprint Subtypes of social perception deficits in schizophrenia
    Amelia L Nelson
    Department of Psychology, University of Tulsa, 600 South College Ave Tulsa, OK 74104, United States
    Schizophr Res 94:139-47. 2007
    ..The implications of the results for the study of social cognition in schizophrenia are discussed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Emotion perception and social skill over the course of psychosis: a comparison of individuals "at-risk" for psychosis and individuals with early and chronic schizophrenia spectrum illness
    Amy E Pinkham
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 12:198-212. 2007
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Social Cognition and Interaction Training (SCIT) for inpatients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders: preliminary findings
    Dennis R Combs
    University of Tulsa, Department of Psychology, 600 South College Ave Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    Schizophr Res 91:112-6. 2007
    ..Importantly, this change was independent of changes in clinical symptoms over time and supports the unique role of SCIT in improving social cognitive deficits in schizophrenia...
  28. ncbi request reprint The role of subclinical paranoia on social perception and behavior
    Dennis R Combs
    Department of Psychology, University of Tulsa, Room 308, Lorton Hall, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    Schizophr Res 69:93-104. 2004
    ..These behavioral differences were not due to the group differences in clinical functioning, indicating that level of paranoia generally accounted for these findings...
  29. ncbi request reprint Do baseline client characteristics predict the therapeutic alliance in the treatment of schizophrenia?
    Shannon M Couture
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 3270, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:10-4. 2006
    ..Low correlations between clients' and therapists' ratings of the alliance should be examined in future research...
  30. ncbi request reprint Utility of social cognition and insight in the prediction of inpatient violence among individuals with a severe mental illness
    Evan J Waldheter
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 3270, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 193:609-18. 2005
    ..Overall, this study supported the modest utility of attributional style measures in the prediction of inpatient violence. The predictive value of insight in this context appears limited...
  31. pmc Brief report: feasibility of social cognition and interaction training for adults with high functioning autism
    Lauren M Turner-Brown
    Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, CB 3367, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3367, USA
    J Autism Dev Disord 38:1777-84. 2008
    ..Findings indicate SCIT-A shows promise as an intervention for adults with HFA...
  32. doi request reprint Recognizing and responding to early psychosis: a qualitative analysis of individual narratives
    Abigail M Judge
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:96-9. 2008
    ..The ways in which individuals recognize and respond to emerging psychotic illness remain poorly understood. This retrospective study explored when and how individuals recognized changes in themselves and responded to these changes...
  33. doi request reprint Loving-kindness meditation to enhance recovery from negative symptoms of schizophrenia
    David P Johnson
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    J Clin Psychol 65:499-509. 2009
    ..Although LKM requires further empirical support, it promises to be an important intervention since there are few treatments for clients afflicted with negative symptoms...
  34. doi request reprint A preliminary trial of adherence-coping-education (ACE) therapy for early psychosis
    Sarah R Uzenoff
    Departments of Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:572-5. 2008
    ..These results lend initial support for the feasibility of ACE Therapy, and suggest that it may have promise in facilitating recovery for individuals recovering from an initial psychotic episode...
  35. pmc Orienting to social stimuli differentiates social cognitive impairment in autism and schizophrenia
    Noah Sasson
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3366, USA
    Neuropsychologia 45:2580-8. 2007
    ..Impairments in social orienting are discussed within the context of evidence suggesting the role of the amygdala in orienting to emotionally meaningful information...
  36. doi request reprint The virtual doppelganger: effects of a virtual reality simulator on perceptions of schizophrenia
    Sriram Sri Kalyanaraman
    School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3365, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 198:437-43. 2010
    ..We discuss the implications of the findings and recommend directions for future research...
  37. pmc The functional significance of social cognition in schizophrenia: a review
    Shannon M Couture
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB 3270, Davie Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    Schizophr Bull 32:S44-63. 2006
    ..These findings are discussed in light of treatment implications for schizophrenia...
  38. pmc Social skill and social cognition in adolescents at genetic risk for psychosis
    Clare M Gibson
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    Schizophr Res 122:179-84. 2010
    ..Furthermore, the findings add to the current body of literature that indicates that social skill impairments are related to schizophrenia vulnerability...
  39. ncbi request reprint From stigma to discrimination: an analysis of community efforts to reduce the negative consequences of having a psychiatric disorder and label
    Sue E Estroff
    Department of Social Medicine, CB 7240, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7240, USA
    Schizophr Bull 30:493-509. 2004
    ..Next, an expert consensus panel selected 36 exemplary programs from among 102 nominations. A descriptive analysis and summary of the shared qualities of exemplary programs are provided...
  40. pmc Comparison of social cognitive functioning in schizophrenia and high functioning autism: more convergence than divergence
    S M Couture
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Department of Psychology, NC, USA
    Psychol Med 40:569-79. 2010
    ..Although marked impairments in social cognition have been documented in both groups, little empirical work has compared the social cognitive functioning of these two clinical groups...
  41. doi request reprint Psychological well-being among individuals with first-episode psychosis
    Sarah R Uzenoff
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 3270, USA
    Early Interv Psychiatry 4:174-81. 2010
    ..This study examined predictors of psychological well-being among individuals with first-episode psychosis (FEP) and compared it to a non-clinical college-aged comparison group...
  42. ncbi request reprint The effects of impression management demands on heart rate, self-reported social anxiety, and social competence in undergraduate males
    C E Sheffer
    Department of Psychology, Jackson State University, MS 39217 0350, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 15:171-82. 2001
    ..Although preliminary, these results suggest that uncontrolled IM demands contributed to mixed results found within and between social anxiety studies in the literature. Implications for the treatment of social anxiety are discussed...
  43. pmc The graduated recovery intervention program for first episode psychosis: treatment development and preliminary data
    Evan J Waldheter
    Department of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3270, USA
    Community Ment Health J 44:443-55. 2008
    ..The retention rate of 67%, however, suggests the need for protocol modifications to improve engagement. Initial data on the efficacy of GRIP are encouraging, although the study design precludes more robust conclusions at this time...
  44. ncbi request reprint Social cognitive bias and neurocognitive deficit in paranoid symptoms: evidence for an interaction effect and changes during treatment
    Jason E Peer
    Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska, 238 Burnett Hall, P O Box 880308, Lincoln, NE 68588 0308, USA
    Schizophr Res 71:463-71. 2004
    ..The results demonstrate how social cognitive biases can interact with neurocognitive deficits in expression of paranoid symptoms, and how these relationships change during treatment...
  45. ncbi request reprint The conviction of delusional beliefs scale: reliability and validity
    Dennis R Combs
    University of Tulsa, Department of Psychology, Lorton Hall, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    Schizophr Res 86:80-8. 2006
    ..The CDBS appears to be a reliable and valid measure of delusional belief conviction that could be used in clinical and research settings...
  46. ncbi request reprint Paranoia and emotion perception across the continuum
    Dennis R Combs
    Department of Psychology, University of Tulsa, 600 South College Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74104, USA
    Br J Clin Psychol 45:19-31. 2006
    ..It was predicted that higher levels of paranoia would be associated with improved emotion perception scores with better recognition for negative emotions than positive...
  47. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in subclinical paranoia: an expansion of norms of the paranoia scale
    Dennis R Combs
    Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University, USA
    Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol 8:248-56. 2002
    ..Implications for using the PS with African Americans and possible explanations for the observed results were discussed...
  48. ncbi request reprint Social cognition in schizophrenia: recommendations from the measurement and treatment research to improve cognition in schizophrenia new approaches conference
    Michael F Green
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Schizophr Bull 31:882-7. 2005
    ..One of the objectives of this group was to generate recommendations for subsequent human and animal studies, and these research agendas are summarized in this report...
  49. ncbi request reprint Psychophysiological evaluation of stigma towards schizophrenia
    Ruth Elaine Graves
    Department of Psychiatry, Howard University, Suite 5B02, 2041 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20060, USA
    Schizophr Res 76:317-27. 2005
    ..The findings suggest that one reason why individuals avoid individuals with mental illness is physiological arousal, which is likely experienced as negative...
  50. ncbi request reprint Subtypes of paranoia in a nonclinical sample
    Dennis R Combs
    University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Boulevard, Tyler, TX 75799, USA
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 12:537-53. 2007
    ..Recent research has suggested that paranoia can be found in normal individuals and exists on a continuum. Thus, it is possible that evidence for subtypes of paranoia can be derived from nonclinical samples...
  51. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis examining the effects of social skills training on schizophrenia
    Kim T Mueser
    Psychol Med 34:1365-7. 2004
  52. doi request reprint Adherence-coping-education therapy for early psychosis
    David L Penn
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:780. 2008
  53. ncbi request reprint Attributional style in schizophrenia: an investigation in outpatients with and without persecutory delusions
    James A Martin
    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA
    Schizophr Bull 28:131-41. 2002
    ..Finally, there were significant discrepancies between the attributional ratings of the persecutory-deluded subjects and those of independent judges. Implications for future research are discussed...
  54. pmc An investigation of the relationship between activation of a social cognitive neural network and social functioning
    Amy E Pinkham
    Brain Behavior Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 10th Floor, Gates Building, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Schizophr Bull 34:688-97. 2008
    ..These findings indicate that impaired modulation of neural activity while processing social stimuli may underlie deficits in social cognition and social dysfunction in schizophrenia...
  55. pmc The Illness Management and Recovery program: rationale, development, and preliminary findings
    Kim T Mueser
    Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Concord, New Hampshire 03301, USA
    Schizophr Bull 32:S32-43. 2006
    ..These findings support the feasibility and promise of the IMR program and point to the need for controlled research to rigorously evaluate its effects...

Research Grants3

  1. Social Cognition and Interaction Training for Schizophrenia
    David Penn; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Stakeholder (client and therapist) feedback will be obtained at post-treatment only, so as to inform possible revisions to the treatment manual. ..
  2. Graduated Recovery Intervention for Early Schizophrenia
    David Penn; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..