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Brief Report: Schema consistent misinformation effects in eyewitnesses with autism spectrum disorder


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Maras, K. and Bowler, D. M., 2011. Brief Report: Schema consistent misinformation effects in eyewitnesses with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41 (6), pp. 815-820.

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    Abstract

    A number of studies have demonstrated schema-related misinformation effects in typical individuals, but no research to date has examined this with witnesses with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), despite their impaired ability to generate core elements that define everyday events. After witnessing slides depicting a bank robbery, 16 adults with ASD and 16 matched comparison individuals were exposed to post-event misinformation that was either schema typical or atypical. Consistent with previous work, the comparison group went onto report more schema typical misinformation than atypical misinformation. However, so too did the ASD group, suggesting that individuals with ASD do have understanding of the causal links between events, persons and actions, an important finding from both theoretical and applied perspectives.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsMaras, K.and Bowler, D. M.
    DOI10.1007/s10803-010-1089-5
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    http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79956195242&partnerID=8YFLogxKUNSPECIFIED
    Uncontrolled Keywordsautism spectrum disorder,schema,typicality ,misinformation,eyewitness,memory
    DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Psychology
    Research CentresCentre for Applied Autism Research
    Publisher StatementMaras_Bowler_2011_final_accepted_author_version_JADD.pdf: The final publication is available at link.springer.com
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code35112

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