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Novel epigenetic, quantitative, and qualitative insights on the socialness of autism

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 July 2019

William Michael Brown
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School of Psychology, Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies & Science, University of Bedfordshire, Luton LU1 3JU, United Kingdom. william.brown@beds.ac.ukhttps://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/departments/psychology/staff/dr-william-brown
Ewan Foxley-Webb
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School of Psychology, Faculty of Creative Arts, Technologies & Science, University of Bedfordshire, Luton LU1 3JU, United Kingdom. william.brown@beds.ac.ukhttps://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/departments/psychology/staff/dr-william-brown
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Abstract

Three complementary points to Jaswal & Akhtar are raised: (1) As a person with autism, I desire sociality despite vulnerability to others’ antisocial behaviour; (2) Asperger's conflation of autism with psychopathy (Czech 2018) likely caused clinicians to disregard social motivation among those with autism; and (3) adverse experiences cause social-engagement diversity to develop in all people, not just those on the spectrum.

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