Interplay of gaze behaviour and facial affectivity in schizophrenia
2011 (English)In: Psychosis, ISSN 1752-2439, Vol. 3, no 2, 148-150 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: Some patients diagnosed with schizophrenia display reduced amounts of negative facial affectivity during mutual gaze in everyday conversations with non-professionals. Aims: The aim was to confirm this finding in clinical interviews. Method: Thirty-two video-recorded clinical interviews were conducted with eight patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. Selected sequences were coded for gaze behaviour and facial affective behaviour. Results: During mutual gaze, the patients showed as much negative facial affectivity as expected by chance. Previous findings were not confirmed. Conclusions: Findings suggests that the type of interview has importance for the facial affectivity in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia during mutual gaze.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2011. Vol. 3, no 2, 148-150 p.
schizophrenia, affects, gazing behaviour, nonverbal, video observation
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-70435DOI: 10.1080/17522439.2010.488297OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-70435DiVA: diva2:481261
This work was supported by grants from: Örebro County Council; Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation; Lars Hiertas Minne Foundation and the Centre for Psychiatric Research, Karolinska Institutet. The research project has been approved by the Committee of Ethics, Örebro County Council.2012-01-202012-01-202012-08-16Bibliographically approved