Sex and Discipline Differences in Empathising, Systemising and Autistic Symptomatology: Evidence from a Student Population

@article{Carroll2006SexAD,
  title={Sex and Discipline Differences in Empathising, Systemising and Autistic Symptomatology: Evidence from a Student Population},
  author={Julia M. Carroll and Kin Yung Chiew},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  year={2006},
  volume={36},
  pages={949-957}
}
Baron-Cohen’s [(2002) Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 6, 248–255] ‘extreme male brain’ theory of autism is investigated by examining the relationships between theory of mind, central coherence, empathising, systemising and autistic-like symptomatology in typical undergraduates. There were sex differences in the expected directions on all tasks. Differences according to discipline were found only in central coherence. There was no evidence of an association between empathising and systemising. In… 
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