The role of emotional factors and autistic traits in face processing abilities of autistic adults

Research Study

Our research aims to investigate the extent to which emotional awareness (alexithymia), autistic traits and mood disorder symptoms predict the recognition of emotional faces in an autistic population. Specifically, we will be investigating whether alexithymia is more predictive of emotion recognition than autistic traits and/or mood disorder symptoms. This research will also include a control for identity recognition to ensure that any significant effects of alexithymia or autistic traits on emotion recognition are specific to emotion processing and not a general effect of face processing.

Participants will complete on online task and some questionnaires about emotional factors, which will approximately take 30 - 45 minutes. It will need to be done on a laptop or computer as it does not work on mobile. Participants must be over the age of 18, and fluent in English. After completing the study, participants will receive a £10 Amazon voucher as a thank you for taking part.



Published on: Sep 27, 2022 at 17:58

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