Psych Autism

Psych Autism - to details and rote memorization Distinctive...

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Next exam: Question 1 answer is B. AUTISM: Qualitative impairment in social interaction Qualitative impairment in communication Restricted repetitive and stereotypical pattern of behavior, interests, and activities Savants – Rainman – autistic but have incredible abilities in certain, specific areas Assumption of research: There is a major deficit in the ability to form concepts and categories – an inability to abstract prototypes Instead, for higher functioning individuals, there is an increased attention
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Unformatted text preview: to details and rote memorization Distinctive faces are easier to remember than typical faces: distinctive, or non-prototypical faces are easier to remember Cross-racial memory effect: limited prototype for faces of different races Detail oriented high functioning autistics are drawn to detail oriented fields such as engineering Strong genetic component...
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PSY 0010 taught by Professor Joshuafetterman during the Spring '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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