Moral judgment in high-functioning pervasive developmental disorders.

  title={Moral judgment in high-functioning pervasive developmental disorders.},
  author={Toshinobu Takeda and Kiyoto Kasai and Nobumasa Kato},
  journal={Psychiatry and clinical neurosciences},
  volume={61 4},
Individuals with pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) are characterized by deficits in socialization. To date, moral judgment, which may have a considerable influence on socialization, has not been fully investigated in high-functioning PDD (HFPDD), particularly from a viewpoint of practical adjustment with peers. Human External Action and its internal Reasoning Type (HEART), a standardized test for evaluating moral judgment in school children developed in Japan, was used to compare various… CONTINUE READING

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