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ERIC Number: EJ1037812
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 85
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Recognition of Emotions in Autism: A Formal Meta-Analysis
Uljarevic, Mirko; Hamilton, Antonia
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v43 n7 p1517-1526 Jul 2013
Determining the integrity of emotion recognition in autistic spectrum disorder is important to our theoretical understanding of autism and to teaching social skills. Previous studies have reported both positive and negative results. Here, we take a formal meta-analytic approach, bringing together data from 48 papers testing over 980 participants with autism. Results show there is an emotion recognition difficulty in autism, with a mean effect size of 0.80 which reduces to 0.41 when a correction for publication bias is applied. Recognition of happiness was only marginally impaired in autism, but recognition of fear was marginally worse than recognition of happiness. This meta-analysis provides an opportunity to survey the state of emotion recognition research in autism and to outline potential future directions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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