Out of sight or out of mind? Another look at deception in autism.

  title={Out of sight or out of mind? Another look at deception in autism.},
  author={Simon Baron-Cohen},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={33 7},
  • Simon Baron-Cohen
  • Published 1992 in
    Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and…
The penny-hiding game is a deception game that occurs naturally in parent-child and child-child interaction. It involves minimal linguistic demands, and is lots of fun. Oswald and Ollendick (1989) employed it with subjects with autism and reported an impaired capacity for deception. They also found that this correlated with performance on both a false belief ("theory of mind") test as well as various measures of social behaviour. The experiment reported here set out to replicate Oswald and… CONTINUE READING

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