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      Hi guysMy name is Lauren and I am an MSc student at Goldsmith’s University in London conducting a study for my final project. The aim of my study is to examine the social skills of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Difficulties in this area are likely to affect their ability to form meaningful relationships and to address everyday social problems in interpersonal settings. One fundamental limitation of the current research surrounding this area concerns the methodologies used to assess problem-solving. Hypothetical tasks provide an insight into the different approach of individuals with ASD to problem-solving, yet they lack ecological validity. Real life situations elicit more emotion and are much less likely to be influenced by the social desirability of the researchers.My study will thus involve an investigation of real life hypothetical problem solving behaviours of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). It will involve asking participants how they would solve various problematic situations, as well as recalling memories of their own experiences. It is envisaged that the findings will have a direct benefit on individuals with ASD through future interventions and support groups. If anyone is interested in participating, please email me: laurendaniel888@hotmail.com ;DThank you very much!

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