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A New Focus on Using Moral Reasoning and Empathy Measurements to Understand Social Thinking in Adolescents With Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Poster Session II - Board: II- 159
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall

Amie Senland
Fordham University

Quantitative measures and a new qualitative measure were used to examine moral judgment and empathy in adolescents with higher-functioning autistic spectrum disorders. Results, including lower moral reasoning and perspective-taking, and similar empathetic concern, compared to peers, will be discussed in terms of how new understandings of social-thinking can improve functioning.

Subject Area: Developmental

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