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03 February 2011

Adults with autism often judge others harshly

People with high-functioning autism have difficulty understanding others' intentions, new research shows, and this lack of understanding makes them judge others more harshly.

People with high-functioning autism have difficulty understanding others' intentions, new research shows.

In one example, someone intended to put sugar in a friend's coffee, but it turned out to be poison. In another, two friends are kayaking in jellyfish-infested ocean waters. One friend had just read that the jellyfish were harmless and suggested they go for a swim. But then the other was stung and died.

 
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