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ERIC Number: EJ1179138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Adults with Autism Are Less Accurate at Predicting How Their Personality Traits Are Evaluated by Unfamiliar Observers
Sasson, Noah J.; Morrison, Kerrianne E.; Pinkham, Amy E.; Faso, Daniel J.; Chmielewski, Michael
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n6 p2243-2248 Jun 2018
Social cognitive impairments in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are well-documented, yet little research has examined whether ASD is also characterized by difficulties in meta-perception, or the ability to gauge how one is perceived. In this study, ASD and TD adults (N = 22) largely did not differ on the self-perception of their personality traits or on how they expected to be perceived by unfamiliar observers. However adults with ASD were rated less favorably by TD observers (N = 412) on 19 out of 20 personality items, and adults with ASD were less accurate at predicting how they would be perceived. These findings suggest impaired meta-perception in ASD that may serve as a potential mechanism through which reduced social cognitive ability contributes to social impairment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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