Emotional Empathy in Autism Spectrum Conditions: Weak, Intact, or Heightened?

@article{Smith2009EmotionalEI,
  title={Emotional Empathy in Autism Spectrum Conditions: Weak, Intact, or Heightened?},
  author={Adam Smith},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={39},
  pages={1747-1748}
}
  • Adam Smith
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Dear Editor, Autism spectrum conditions are frequently characterized as empathy disorders (e.g., Baron-Cohen and Wheelwright 2004; Decety and Moriguchi 2007). Although, thanks to the theory of mind hypothesis (Baron-Cohen 1995), it is widely accepted that people with autism tend to have weak cognitive empathy, there is now a range of theoretical views about autism and emotional empathy (EE). EE is an emotional response in an individual that stems from and parallels the emotional state of… Expand
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