Interrelation between social and general cognition: current state of problem



The paper discusses the existing methodological and methodical difficulties in researching of interrelation between social and general cognition. Investigation of this communication is hampered by the fact that recent studies carried out in the framework of disparate concepts of social cognition and different approaches to the study of intelligence. Attention is paid to the problem of the use of certain types of tests of social cognition, the success of the implementation of which is related to the degree of development of verbal ability test, in particular — pragmatic language. The article describes the results of the available studies of the association of social cognition, general intelligence and language abilities. The study was performed by a grant from the Russian Science Foundation (grant № 14-18-03461) at the Federal Medical Research Centre of Psychiatry and Narcology under the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation.

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Keywords: social cognition, formal intelligence, nonverbal intelligence, general intelligence, mentalization, pragmatic language, communicative competence, adolescence

Journal rubric: Research Reviews

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Malyukova D.A. Interrelation between social and general cognition: current state of problem. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2016. Vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 138–148. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2016240407. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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D. A. Malyukova, Post-graduate Student, Faculty of Consultative and Clinical Psychology, Moscow City Psychological Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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