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ERIC Number: EJ909505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
More than Just Another Face in the Crowd: Evidence for an "Angry Superiority Effect" in Children with and without Autism
Rosset, Delphine; Santos, Andreia; Da Fonseca, David; Rondan, Cecilie; Poinso, Francois; Deruelle, Christine
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v5 n2 p949-956 Apr-Jun 2011
The angry superiority effect refers to more efficient way individuals detect angry relative to happy faces in a crowd. Given their socio-emotional deficits, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may be impervious to this effect. Thirty children with ASD and 30 matched-typically developing children were presented with a visual search task, in which they were to detect a happy or angry target face in a crowd. A significant angry superiority effect was found for children with and without ASD. Results are discussed in light of perceptual, cognitive and social mechanisms underlying this effect in children with ASD. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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