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Real-world Consequences of Social Deficits: Executive Functions, Social Competencies, and Theory of Mind in Patients with Ventral Frontal Damage and Traumatic Brain Injury

Valerie E. Stone and Catherine A. Hynes

in The Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780195342161
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195342161.013.0031

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Real-world Consequences of Social Deficits: Executive Functions, Social Competencies, and Theory of Mind in Patients with Ventral Frontal Damage and Traumatic Brain Injury

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A variety of brain disorders may give rise to social deficits. Social neuroscience is in a position to help such patients by providing objective methods of defining and measuring social competencies. Such measurements can provide researchers with a more detailed picture of the components of social competencies, assist clinicians in making appropriate treatment recommendations, and provide a foundation for further research into rehabilitation programs tailored to remediating specific and well-defined social difficulties. This chapter reviews existing tools for measuring social competencies, and examines the relationships between these tools and measures of executive functions. In doing so, it discusses the need for more precise use of the terms “executive functions” and “theory of mind.”

Keywords: traumatic brain injury; frontal lobes; ventral frontal cortex; orbitofrontal cortex; theory of mind; social competence; social skills; executive functioning; executive function; neuropsychological assessment

Article.  16579 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Neuroscience ; Social Psychology

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