Publication
Title
Advancing advanced mind-reading tests: empathic accuracy in adults with a pervasive development disorder
Author
Abstract
Research using advanced but static mind-reading tests with high-functioning adults with a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) provided evidence for subtle social cognitive de®cits. In the present study, adults with PDD were unimpaired on such tasks, relative to individually matched normal controls. Signi®cant differences between the two groups were, however, found on a more naturalistic empathic accuracy task developed for this study. Participants viewed two videotaped interactions that both depicted a male and female stranger having an initial conversation and were asked to infer the unexpressed thoughts and feelings of the four targets. Subjects with PDD performed signi®cantly worse on the second video. These ®ndings suggest that the mind-reading de®cit of a subgroup of able adults with PDD may only be apparent when a sufficiently complex naturalistic assessment method is being used
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of child psychology and psychiatry and allied disciplines. - Oxford
Publication
Oxford : 2001
ISSN
0021-9630
Volume/pages
42:2(2001), p. 271-278
ISI
000168461100012
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Identification
Creation 30.01.2009
Last edited 23.06.2017