Understanding autism
Understanding autism

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Understanding autism

3 Psychology of autism: an integrative explanation?

As you have seen, the ToM approach primarily focuses on social challenges in autism, while executive function and weak central coherence focus primarily on non-social aspects. In the early 2000s, Baron-Cohen proposed a new theory which combined revised ideas about the social difficulties with a new approach to the non-social differences. This is known as the empathising–systemising theory.

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