An Argument Concerning Schizophrenia: The Left Hemisphere Drains the Swamp

  • Rue L. Cromwell
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 130)


Two major traditions exist in the psychological study of schizophrenia. One, stemming from cognitive theory, has focused upon attentional and information-processing factors with minimal concern for brain-behavior relations. The other has been neuropsychological, which focuses upon brain-behavior relations and topography of brain function with minimal concern for cognitive formulation. The purpose of this chapter will be to recount some problems in schizophrenia research and, in somewhat iterative fashion, discuss what might be learned from the interplay of cognitive and psychoneurological concepts in understanding schizophrenia.


Left Hemisphere Schizophrenic Patient Foster Child Abnormal Psychology Schizophrenia Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rue L. Cromwell
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA

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