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Relationships and attraction among individuals with autism spectrum disorder

Goldsworthy, Belinda Jane 2010, Relationships and attraction among individuals with autism spectrum disorder, D. Psych (Clinical) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

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Title Relationships and attraction among individuals with autism spectrum disorder
Alternative title The psychological impact of bullying across the lifespan
Author Goldsworthy, Belinda Jane
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D. Psych (Clinical)
Date submitted 2010
Keyword(s) Autism spectrum disorders - Patients - Sexual behavior
Autism spectrum disorders - Social aspects
Dating (Social customs)
Sexual attraction
Bullying - Psychological aspects
Summary This research investigated attraction among individuals with autism. We found that those with autism prefer partners who assist them to meet their social and cognitive needs. Partners of those with autism chose to trade-off emotional and social skills for other traits. Lastly, those with autism had lower self-perceived mate value.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.82/0874
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30033055

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