Objective: Deficits in social cognitive (SC) abilities are identified in traumatic brain injury (TBI) although it is unclear how SC deficits are associated with nonsocial cognitive (NSC) deficits that are commonly observed following TBI. Research indicates SC abilities are related to NSC abilities and may moderate the relationship between NSC deficits and functional impairment. Executive function deficits may be particularly important for adequate SC abilities. To investigate this matter, the current study examined the relationships between SC and executive functions in adolescents with TBI. Method: Participants included 40 adolescents (19 females) with TBI who were 16.0 years old (SD = 1.60). Thirty-one were Caucasian, 7 were African American, and 2 were Hispanic. Average Glasgow Coma Scale score was 6.0. Executive functions were assessed with the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS) and SC with the Adolescent Test of Problem Solving–2nd Edition (ATOPS). The ATOPS includes subtests that assess social problem solving,...

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