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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Approaches to Studying Social Motivation in Schizophrenia
Principal Investigator:

Lauren Catalano

Location: West Los Angeles, CA
Congressional District Code: 33
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: July 2021 - June 2026
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $71,918
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Humans are highly social beings that are motivated to seek out, engage in, and maintain interpersonal relationships with others. This fundamental human drive is referred to as social motivation. However, Veterans with schizophrenia often experience disruptions in social motivation, resulting in poor social functioning. Current evidence-based treatments are not sufficiently effective at improving impairments in social motivation in Veterans with schizophrenia. To inform novel treatment developmen...

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