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-
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall
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