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Paul M Grant, PH.D.

Paul M Grant, Ph.D.

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Research Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry

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3535 Market Street
Room 2032
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-898-1825
Education:
BA (Psychology)
University of California, Berkeley, 1991.
MA (Psychology)
University of Pennsylvania, 1993.
PH.D. (Psychology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2005.
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Description of Research Expertise

The primary aim of Dr. Grant's research efforts is to improve functioning and quality of life in individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia. This research program has two tracks. The first is an investigation of the psychopathology of schizophrenia, including the primary symptoms of hallucinations, delusions, speech disturbance, negative symptoms, as well as biopsychosocial modeling of functional outcomes, featuring neurocognitive impairments, behavioral skills, and dysfunctional attitudes. The goal of the psychopathology research is a better understanding of the disorder that yields improved clinical formulation and the identification of new treatment targets. Accordingly, the second track of Dr. Grant's research program is the development, evaluation, and dissemination of novel treatments for individuals with schizophrenia. Over the past several years his research has focused upon patients in the lower end of the continuum of functional outcome in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

Selected Publications

Grant PM, Huh GA, Perivoliotis D, Stolar NM, Beck AT: The efficacy of cognitive therapy for low functioning patients with schizophrenia: a randomized controlled trial. Archives of General Psychiatry. [Published online October 3, 2011] doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2011.129; 2011.

Beck AT, Grant PM, Huh GA, Perivoliotis D, Chang NE: Dysfunctional attitudes and expectations in deficit syndrome schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin. [Published online May 27, 2011] doi:10.1093/schbul/sbr040; 2011.

Grant PM, Beck AT: Asocial beliefs as predictors of asocial behavior in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research 177: 65-75, 2010.

Riggs SE, Grant PM, Perivoliotis D, Beck AT: Measurement of cognitive insight: a qualitative review. Schizophrenia Bulletin. [Published online August 6, 2010] doi:10.1093/schbul/sbq085; 2010.

Grant P, Beck AT: Defeatist beliefs as mediators of cognitive impairment, negative symptoms and functioning in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin 35: 798-806, 2009.

Grant PM, Beck AT: Rejection sensitivity as a moderator of communication disorder in schizophrenia. Psychological Medicine 39: 1211-1219, 2009.

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Last updated: 10/08/2011
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