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Social decision-making

Sarah E. MacPherson, Sergio Della Sala, Simon R. Cox, Alessandra Girardi and Matthew H. Iveson

in Handbook of Frontal Lobe Assessment

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Published in print April 2015 | ISBN: 9780199669523
Published online August 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191799327 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med:psych/9780199669523.003.0009
Social decision-making

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Tests to assess social decision-making are discussed in relation to localization of social decision-making processes within frontal subregions. The findings from patient and lesion studies and from neuroimaging studies are considered. In addition, studies examining the effects of healthy adult aging on performance on these social decision-making tests are reviewed.

Keywords: Social decision-making; frontal pole; dorsolateral prefrontal cortex; orbitofrontal cortex; anterior cingulate; frontal lesion studies; neuroimaging; aging

Chapter.  16603 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Psychology

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