A preliminary investigation into the relationship between empathy, autistic like traits and emotion recognition

Martin, Rachel, McKenzie, Karen, Metcalfe, Dale, Pollet, Thomas and McCarty, Kris (2019) A preliminary investigation into the relationship between empathy, autistic like traits and emotion recognition. Personality and Individual Differences, 137. pp. 12-16. ISSN 0191-8869

[img] Text
Martin et al - A preliminary investigation into the relationship between empathy, autistic like traits and emotion recognition AAM.docx - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only until 8 August 2020.

Download (97kB)
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2018.07.039

Abstract

Objectives: To determine the effects of autistic-like traits (ALT), empathy and situational cues on emotion recognition ability.

Methods: Eighty-six participants (64 male, 22 female) completed measures of empathy, ALT and emotion recognition (with and without situational cues) online. Results were analysed using a multilevel logistic model.

Results: The presence of situational cues and ALT were significantly related to emotion recognition.

Conclusions: High levels of ALTs and a lack of situational cues resulted in poorer emotion recognition. Future research should seek to control possible confounds, including processing style. Potential implications of the current study are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Autistic like trait; emotion recognition; situational cues
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 10:12
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 19:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/35162

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics


Policies: NRL Policies | NRL University Deposit Policy | NRL Deposit Licence