- AIM: Social cognition impairment is a hallmark of schizophrenia and contains multiple domains. The domain of social inference has been relatively understudied in schizophrenia and its risk states. METHODS: Social inference was assessed in 60 clinical high-risk (CHR) patients and 28 healthy control subjects, using the video social inference task. We hypothesized a deficit in social inference in CHR participants and examined predictive value for psychosis transition. RESULTS: Social inference was positively associated with increasing age. Social inference did not differ significantly between CHR patients and controls, or predict transition to psychosis. CONCLUSIONS: Few studies have examined social inference of individuals at clinical high risk for psychosis, and findings have been inconclusive. Additional studies using a variety of measures of social inference in CHR participants are recommended.