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Associations between autistic traits and emotion recognition ability in non-clinical young adults
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study investigated the associations between emotion recognition ability and autistic traits in a sample of non-clinical young adults. Two hundred and forty nine individuals took part in an emotion recognition test, which assessed recognition of 12 emotions portrayed by actors. Emotion portrayals were presented as short video clips, both with and without sound, and as sound only. Autistic traits were assessed using the Autism Spectrum Quotient (ASQ) questionnaire. Results showed that men had higher ASQ scores than women, and some sex differences in emotion recognition were also observed. The main finding was that autistic traits were correlated with several measures of emotion recognition. More specifically, ASQ-scores were negatively correlated with recognition of fear and with recognition of ambiguous stimuli.

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2013. , 13 p.
Keyword [en]
Autism Spectrum, Emotion Recognition
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-92080OAI: diva2:637202
2013-05-31, 14:00
Available from: 2013-09-13 Created: 2013-07-16 Last updated: 2013-09-13Bibliographically approved

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