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“Why do they do it?”: The short‐story task for measuring fiction‐based mentalizing in autistic and non‐autistic individuals

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Jarvers, Irina ; Döhnel, Katrin ; Blaas, Lore ; Ullmann, Manuela ; Langguth, Berthold ; Rupprecht, Rainer ; Sommer, Monika
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This study aimed to validate the short-story-task (SST) based on Dodell-Feder et al. as an instrument to quantify the ability of mentalizing and to differentiate between non-autistic adults and autistic adults, who may have acquired rules to interpret the actions of non-autistic individuals. Autistic (N = 32) and non-autistic (N = 32) adult participants were asked to read “The End of Something” ...


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