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Linking Mindreading and Metacognition: The Case of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Carpenter, Katie (2022) Linking Mindreading and Metacognition: The Case of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent,. (doi:10.22024/UniKent/01.02.94783) (KAR id:94783)


The aim of this thesis is to establish if the ability to attribute mental states to ourselves (metacognition) and others (mindreading) rely on the same underlying processes. To address this question, the thesis presents multiple studies using novel methods to examine the relationship between these two abilities. It also extends the findings beyond a purely relational nature and examines the question of whether there is a dissociation between mindreading and metacognition among autistic people, a group known to have mindreading difficulties. If indeed there is a relationship, and no dissociation is found, then this is in line with the notion that mindreading and metacognition rely on the same underlying processes.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
Thesis advisor: Williams, David
Thesis advisor: Abbot-Smith, Kirsten
DOI/Identification number: 10.22024/UniKent/01.02.94783
Uncontrolled keywords: Autism, Metacognition, Mindreading
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Funders: Organisations -1 not found.
SWORD Depositor: System Moodle
Depositing User: System Moodle
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2022 10:10 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2023 23:00 UTC
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