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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 6/2021

05-09-2020 | Original Paper

Autism does not Dictate Children’s Lack of Sharing in a Prosocial Choice Test

Auteurs: Laina Townsend, Audrey Robeson, Jennifer Vonk, Kristin Rohrbeck

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 6/2021

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Abstract

Studies have examined the association between theory of mind (ToM) and prosocial behavior in children with mixed results. A handful of studies have examined prosocial sharing behavior in children with autism, who typically exhibit ToM deficits. Studies using resource allocation tasks have generally failed to find significant differences between the sharing behavior of children with autism and neurotypical children. We presented 18 neurotypical children and 33 children with autism with the Dictator Game. Children had the opportunity to allocate toys in recipient present and absent conditions. Both groups donated more items in the recipient present versus absent condition and chose the prosocial option at above chance levels. Children with autism behave as prosocially as neurotypical children do in this paradigm.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Autism does not Dictate Children’s Lack of Sharing in a Prosocial Choice Test
Auteurs
Laina Townsend
Audrey Robeson
Jennifer Vonk
Kristin Rohrbeck
Publicatiedatum
05-09-2020
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 6/2021
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-020-04691-1