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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 11/2010

01-11-2010 | original paper

Decontextualised Minds: Adolescents with Autism are Less Susceptible to the Conjunction Fallacy than Typically Developing Adolescents

Auteurs: Kinga Morsanyi, Simon J. Handley, Jonathan S. B. T. Evans

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 11/2010

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Abstract

The conjunction fallacy has been cited as a classic example of the automatic contextualisation of problems. In two experiments we compared the performance of autistic and typically developing adolescents on a set of conjunction fallacy tasks. Participants with autism were less susceptible to the conjunction fallacy. Experiment 2 also demonstrated that the difference between the groups did not result from increased sensitivity to the conjunction rule, or from impaired processing of social materials amongst the autistic participants. Although adolescents with autism showed less bias in their reasoning they were not more logical than the control group in a normative sense. The findings are discussed in the light of accounts which emphasise differences in contextual processing between typical and autistic populations.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Decontextualised Minds: Adolescents with Autism are Less Susceptible to the Conjunction Fallacy than Typically Developing Adolescents
Auteurs
Kinga Morsanyi
Simon J. Handley
Jonathan S. B. T. Evans
Publicatiedatum
01-11-2010
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 11/2010
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-010-0993-z

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