Feelings of regret and disappointment in adults with high-functioning autism.

@article{Zalla2014FeelingsOR,
  title={Feelings of regret and disappointment in adults with high-functioning autism.},
  author={Tiziana Zalla and A. Sirigu and Suzanne Robic and Pauline Chaste and Marion Leboyer and Giorgio Coricelli},
  journal={Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior},
  year={2014},
  volume={58},
  pages={112-22}
}
Impairments in emotional processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) can be characterised by failure to generate and recognize self-reflective, cognitive-based emotions, such as pride, embarrassment and shame. Among this type of emotions, regret and disappointment, as well as their positive counterparts, result from a counterfactual comparison, that is the comparison between an actual value ("what is") and a fictive value ("what might have been"). However, while disappointment is experienced… CONTINUE READING
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