Project

The functions of special interests in the lives of people with autism spectrum disorder: a theoretically guided ethnographic study

Duration
01 February 2021 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Psychopathology
    • Clinical and counseling psychology not elsewhere classified
Keywords
Autism spectrum disorder special interests ethnographic research
 
Project description

The strong presence of a normative, deficit-oriented perspective in research on special interests has led to a one-sided and poor understanding of the phenomenon. This project aims to actively respond to this lack by using ethnographic methods and recent psychoanalytical theory to study the function, meaning and experience of special interests in the lives of people with autism spectrum disorder.