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Trimmer, Emily; McDonald, Skye; Kelly, Michelle; Rushby, Jacqueline Ann – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
Whilst some form of ostracism is experienced by most people at some point in their lives, it is experienced far more often in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Little is known about how this social exclusion is interpreted, experienced or managed. This study aimed to explore the psychological (mood and social needs) as well as the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Psychological Patterns, Arousal Patterns
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Zantinge, Gemma; van Rijn, Sophie; Stockmann, Lex; Swaab, Hanna – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2017
This study aimed to assess physiological arousal and behavioral regulation of emotion in the context of frustration in 29 children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and 45 typically developing children (41-81 months). Heart rate was continuously measured and emotion strategies were coded, during a locked-box task. Results revealed increases in…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Psychological Patterns, Emotional Response
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Bolte, Sven; Feineis-Matthews, Sabine; Poustka, Fritz – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2008
This study examined physiological response and affective report in 10 adult individuals with autism and 10 typically developing controls. An emotion induction paradigm using stimuli from the International Affective Picture System was applied. Blood pressure, heart and self-ratings of experienced valence (pleasure), arousal and dominance (control)…
Descriptors: Visual Stimuli, Autism, Emotional Response, Cognitive Processes
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Bellini, Scott – Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 2006
The present study examined factors contributing to the development of social anxiety in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In particular, the study examined the contribution of social skill deficits and physiological hyperarousal to the development of social anxiety in individuals with ASD. Forty-one adolescents with…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Adolescents, Multiple Regression Analysis, Anxiety
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Eaves, Ronald C.; Williams, Thomas O., Jr. – Journal of Genetic Psychology, 2006
In this study, the authors examined the construct validity of the Pervasive Developmental Disorder Rating Scale (PDDRS; R. C. Eaves, 1993), which is a screening instrument used to identify individuals with autistic disorder and other pervasive developmental disorders. The PDDRS is purported to measure 3 factors--arousal, affect, and…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Construct Validity, Test Validity, Factor Structure