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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 10/2010

01-10-2010 | Original Paper

Punishment and Sympathy Judgments: Is the Quality of Mercy Strained in Asperger’s Syndrome?

Auteurs: Shelley Channon, Sian Fitzpatrick, Helena Drury, Isabelle Taylor, David Lagnado

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 10/2010

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Abstract

This study examined reasoning about wrongdoing in people with Asperger’s syndrome (AS) and matched healthy controls in relation to car accident scenarios. The two groups made similar judgments with respect to degree of driver negligence for both fines imposed and sympathy ratings. They also made similar judgments of fines in relation to the type of justification given for the drivers’ actions. However, the AS group differentiated more in sympathy judgments relating to good and poor justifications. The AS group thus appeared to show preserved judgment with respect to compensation and sympathy for the victim and fines for the driver, but expressed less sympathy towards drivers with poor justifications for their actions.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Punishment and Sympathy Judgments: Is the Quality of Mercy Strained in Asperger’s Syndrome?
Auteurs
Shelley Channon
Sian Fitzpatrick
Helena Drury
Isabelle Taylor
David Lagnado
Publicatiedatum
01-10-2010
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 10/2010
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-010-0980-4