Thesis topic proposal
Róbert Herold
Mentalization deficits in schizophrenia


Institute: University of Pécs
clinical medicine
Doctoral School of Clinical Neurosciences

Thesis supervisor: Róbert Herold
Location of studies (in Hungarian): PTE ÁOK Pécs, Szigeti u. 12.
Abbreviation of location of studies: ÁOK

Description of the research topic:

Mentalization is the ability to attribute mental states (intentions, desires, beliefs, emotions) to others and oneself. This ability has a crucial role in social interactions, as it allows the understanding and prediction of social behaviour. According to the data of recent research now it is clear that mentalization is impaired in schizophrenia, and it fundamentally influences the long-term outcome of the disorder. However it is not exactly known in which way this ability is impaired, and how it is related to the other dimensions of social cognition in schizophrenia. The aim of the PhD work is to explore the nature of the mentalization deficits in schizophrenia in the context of other dimensions of social cognition.

Number of students who can be accepted: 1

Deadline for application: 2023-05-19

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