Can individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and typically developing individuals rapidly use Theory of Mind information?

Back, Elisa (2014) Can individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and typically developing individuals rapidly use Theory of Mind information? In: British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference; 03 - 05 Sep 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate whether individuals with and without ASD can rapidly process visual perspectives. 16 participants with ASD (aged 16-20) were matched on chronological age and full-scale IQ to 16 typically developing participants. They were asked to make rapid judgements about how many dots could be seen on the walls of a cartoon room, either from their own point of view or from the point of view of an avatar or a camera situated in the room. Individuals with and without ASD were able to rapidly process visual perspectives although individuals with ASD experienced both egocentric and altercentric interference. Findings can be explained by difficulties with executive control or self-perspective inhibition.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Title: British Psychological Society Developmental Section Conference
Organising Body: British Psychological Society Developmental Section
Research Area: Psychology
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Psychology, Criminology and Sociology (from November 2012)
Depositing User: Cheryl Clark
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2017 14:40
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2017 14:40
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/38855

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