Study Overview

DID YOU KNOW?... Social dysfunction is typically reported as the area people with Schizophrenia want to improve the most in their lives.
That is why researchers at Indiana University are looking for adults with and without Schizophrenia to take part in a study to learn more about how people with Schizophrenia function in their everyday lives.
Our study team would like to know about your awareness and experience of emotions, background, everyday experiences, possible symptoms, and how well you are able to solve complicated problems involving your memory.  Some portions of this study take place in a lab and other portions take place in your daily life.
Your participation will help researchers to better understand social dysfunction in Schizophrenia by providing valuable information about how symptoms and the ability to think about thinking affect the lives of people with mental illness.

Study Description

Who is Eligible
  • Adults ages 18 to 60
  • Must have a diagnosis of Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder (Group 1) OR
  • Have no current psychiatric conditions and no previous history of any psychotic symptoms (Group 2)
  • Must be able to speak English fluently
  • No documented evidence of an intellectual disability
  • No current alcohol or drug dependence
  • No history of a serious head injury that resulted in losing consciousness for five minutes or longer
What is Involved
Your participation in this study will include your taking part in interviews and testing sessions at IUPUI and/or at the Clinical Research Center at Goodman Hall in Indianapolis, IN:
  • The lab portion will take up to four hours to complete at baseline and can be done in one session or broken up into multiple sessions.
  • The lab portion at one month will take up to two hours to complete.
  • At both baseline and one month sessions, you will also wear devices that will provide real-world accounts of your daily life (audio recordings and answering questions over the phone).
  • Participants will be compensated for completing the study requirements.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THIS STUDY, please reach out to the study team directly by contacting Dr. Kyle Minor at (317) 274-4858 or email at

  • IRB Number: 1812657825
  • Research Study Identifier: TX10144
  • Principal Investigator: Kyle Minor

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