Chapter 2, "Social Functioning in Residential and Institutional Settings," has a good discussion on how staff’s behavior affects patients’ symptoms. The chapter would have been more valuable had it included more discussion of elderly patients as well as further discussion on instruments that are valuable in the assessment of psychiatric patients in institutional settings. Chapter 3, "Social Adjustment of Patients Living at Home," has a good discussion on expressed emotion. It would have been desirable, however, to include more data on the influence of families on treatment compliance and the effects that living with a patient with schizophrenia has on the well-being of families. Chapter 4, "Quality of Life," is particularly good in the discussion of the relationship between quality-of-life assessment and social functioning. There is also a comprehensive assessment of diagnostic instruments. Chapter 5, "Psychopathology and Social Functioning in Schizophrenia," has a thorough discussion on baseline symptoms as a predictor of outcome. The chapter would be improved by the addition of more discussion on the advantages of different instruments in the prediction of social outcome. Chapter 6, "Social Skills and Social Functioning," is a good review of the authors’ own work at the Medical College in Pennsylvania. There are also important points made in the section on future directions. Chapter 7, "Phenomenological Perspectives on the Social Functioning of People With Schizophrenia," addresses a topic similar to that of chapter 5. The discussion on clinical approaches is particularly well covered.