08/14/2010 // US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
U.S. – Research suggests individuals who deal with mental health disorders may have difficulty interpreting the feelings of others close to them. As reported by The 33 News, SMU Assistant Professor of Psychology, Lorelei Simpson and fellow Assistant Professor of Psychology Amy Pinkham have begun a study to examine these and other issues pertaining to social cognition and relationships.
Simpson is quoted in the report as stating of the research funded by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, “One of the things that’s really exciting for me about this project is that is has real world implications.”
Simpson is further quoted as asking, “Is this one area that might help us understand why people with severe mental illnesses are at greater risk for relationship distress? If that’s the case, there is increasing evidence that these kind of social cognition variables can be treated.”
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