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ERIC Number: EJ1103858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Sensitivity of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to Face Appearance in Selective Trust
Li, Pengli; Zhang, Chunhua; Yi, Li
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n7 p2520-2525 Jul 2016
The current study examined how children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) could selectively trust others based on three facial cues: the face race, attractiveness, and trustworthiness. In a computer-based hide-and-seek game, two face images, which differed significantly in one of the three facial cues, were presented as two cues for selective trust. Children had to selectively trust the own-race, attractive and trustworthy faces to get the prize. Our findings demonstrate an intact ability of selective trust based on face appearance in ASD compared to typical children: they could selectively trust the informant based on face race and attractiveness. Our results imply that despite their face recognition deficits, children with ASD are still sensitive to some aspects of face appearance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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