Methodological issues for experiments on autistic individuals' perception and understanding of emotion

J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 1991 Nov;32(7):1135-58. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.1991.tb00354.x.


The purpose of this paper is to consider problems that arise in designing and interpreting experimental investigations of autistic children's capacities for perceiving and understanding emotion, and to offer a review of published studies. Attention is drawn to some strengths and limitations of the experimental approach in this domain.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Autistic Disorder / psychology*
  • Emotions*
  • Humans
  • Perception*
  • Research Design*
  • Social Behavior