The systemizing quotient: an investigation of adults with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism, and normal sex differences.

@article{BaronCohen2003TheSQ,
  title={The systemizing quotient: an investigation of adults with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism, and normal sex differences.},
  author={Simon Baron-Cohen and Jennifer Richler and Dheraj Bisarya and Nhishanth Gurunathan and Sally J. Wheelwright},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={358 1430},
  pages={
          361-74
        }
}
Systemizing is the drive to analyse systems or construct systems. A recent model of psychological sex differences suggests that this is a major dimension in which the sexes differ, with males being more drawn to systemize than females. Currently, there are no self-report measures to assess this important dimension. A second major dimension of sex differences is empathizing (the drive to identify mental states and respond to these with an appropriate emotion). Previous studies find females score… 

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