The relationship between social motivation and social cognition in siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders

01 October 2013 → 30 September 2017
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
    • General psychology
    • Human experimental psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
social cognition ASD social motivation longitudinal design siblings
Project description

Different etiological models try to explain the symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). In this research project we aim to understand the role of social motivation deficits in the etiology of ASD and clarify its interrelations with (impaired) social cognition. We will create paradigms suited for research in very young children (5 months to 3 years) at risk for ASD.