The relationship of social anhedonia and social anxiety with schizotypy and their expression in daily life

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Leslie H. Brown (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Thomas R. Kwapil

Abstract: "Schizotypy involves social disinterest (anhedonia) and social anxiety. The first study examined the relationship of these constructs in 364 young adults. As hypothesized, there was a moderate association between them, which diminished after partialing out positive schizotypy. Confirmatory factor analyses found that a three-factor solution with positive schizotypy, negative schizotypy, and social anxiety factors provided the best fit, indicating that social anxiety is more associated with positive than negative schizotypy. The second study employed experience sampling methodology to examine the expression of social anhedonia and anxiety in the daily lives of 245 participants. As hypothesized, social anxiety was associated with increased negative affect, whereas social anhedonia was associated with decreased positive affect. Social anhedonia, but not social anxiety, was associated with less social contact, engagement, and enjoyment. The findings suggest that social anxiety and anhedonia are expressed differently in terms of affective responding and their relationships to the schizotypy dimensions."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2006
Schizotypy, social disinterest (anhedonia), social anxiety
Psychology, Pathological--Diagnosis
Schizotypal personality disorder
Social phobia

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