Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Jason Popan
Dr. Cheryl Fielding
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by persistent deficits in social interaction. Perspective-taking and emotion identification are important skills to develop appropriate social interactions. Previous research has shown that children with ASD may lack the ability to relate emotionally to others. Research has also shown a deficit in perspective-taking skills in children with ASD. The selected studies reviewed in this thesis analyze seven articles that show research on children with ASD regarding their emotional identification and perspective-taking skills. Articles searched under the words “emotion identification,” “perspective-taking,” and “autism” obtained from the Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection using the EBSCO database provided by The University of Rio Grande Valley.
The review of selected studies examines the capability of children with ASD to learn perspective-taking by teaching emotion identification and theory of mind. The review of selected articles also examines the ability of children with ASD to identify emotion in comparison to typically developing children. The purpose of the review of selected studies is, therefore, to evaluate and summarize the findings and provide recommendations for future research.
Garrido Huerta, Ana Lucia, "Emotion Identification Ability and Perspective-Taking in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder" (2022). Theses and Dissertations - UTRGV. 1141.