Understanding atypical emotions among children with autism.

@article{Rieffe2000UnderstandingAE,
  title={Understanding atypical emotions among children with autism.},
  author={Carolien Rieffe and Mark Meerum Terwogt and L. L. Stockmann},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2000},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={
          195-203
        }
}
Children with autism are said to be poor mind readers: They have a limited understanding of the role that mental states play in determining emotions and behavior. In this research, 23 high-functioning children from the autistic spectrum (M age 9 years 3 months), 42 6-year-old controls, and 43 10-year-old controls were presented with six emotion-evoking stories and they were asked to explain protagonists' typical and atypical emotions. In the case of typical emotions, as expected on the basis of… CONTINUE READING

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