School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Development of Social Cognition Lab

NOAH SASSON PUBLICATIONS

Morrison, K. E., Pinkham, A. E., Penn, D. L., Kelsven, S., Ludwig, K., & Sasson, N. J. (in press). Distinct profiles of social skill in adults with autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia. Autism Research.

Unruh, K., Sasson, N. J., Shafer, R. L., Whitten, A., Miller, S. J., Turner-Brown, L., & Bodfish, J. W. (in press). Social orienting and attention is influenced by the presence of competing nonsocial information in adolescents with autism. Frontiers in Neuroscience.

Benning, S. D., Kovac, M., Campbell, A., Miller, S., Hanna, E. K., Damanio, C. R., Sabatino-DiCriscio, A., Turner-Brown, L., Sasson, N. J., Aaron, R. V., Kinard, J., & Dichter, G. S. (2016). Late positive potential ERP responses to social and nonsocial stimuli in youth with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 3068 – 3077.

DiCriscio, A.S., Miller, S.J., Hanna, E.K., Kovac, M., Turner-Brown, L., Sasson, N., Sapyta, J., Troiani, V., & Dichter, G.S. (2016). Cognitive control of social and nonsocial visual attention in autism; Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 2792 – 2805.

Greene, R., Sasson, N., & Dichter, G.S. (2016); Eyetracking in Intellectual and Developmental Disorders Research, in Ellen Brazen (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders. SAGE Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA.

Sasson, N. J., Pinkham, A. E., Weittenhiller, L. P., Faso, D. J., & Simpson, C. (2016). Context effects on facial affect recognition in schizophrenia and autism: behavioral and eye-tracking evidence. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 42, 675 – 683.

Faso, D. J., Corretti, C. A., Ackerman, R. A., & Sasson, N. J. (2016). The broad autism phenotype predicts relationship outcomes in newly formed roommates. Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice, 20, 412 – 424.

Sasson, N. J., Shasteen, J. R., & Pinkham, A. E. (2016). Reduced prioritization of facial threat in adults with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 1471 – 1476.

Shasteen, J. R., Sasson, N. J., & Pinkham, A. E. (2015). A detection advantage for facial threat in the absence of anger. Emotion, 15, 837-845.

Chevallier, C., Parish-Morris, J., McVey, A., Rump, K.M., Sasson, N.J., Herrington, J.D, & Schultz, R.T. (2015). Measuring social attention and motivation in autism spectrum disorder using eye-tracking: stimulus type matters. Autism Research, 8(5), 620 – 628.

Watson, K. K., Miller, S., Hanna, E., Kovac, M., Damanio, C. R., Sabatino-DiCrisco, A., Turner-Brown, L., Sasson, N. J., Platt, M. L., & Dichter, G. S. (2015). Increased reward value of nonsocial stimuli in children and adolescents with autism. Frontiers in Psychology: Psychopathology. 6:1026. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01026.

Faso, D. J., Sasson, N. J., & Pinkham, A. E. (2015). Evaluating posed and evoked facial expressions of emotion from adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45, 75 – 89.

Sasson, N. J., Faso, D. J., Parlier, M., Daniels, J. L., & Piven, J. (2014). When father doesn’t know best: selective disagreement between self and informant-report of the broad autism phenotype in parents of a child with autism. Autism Research, 7, 731- 739.

Piven, J., & Sasson, N. J. (2014). On the misapplication of the Broad Autism Phenotype Questionnaire in a study of autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 2077 – 2078.

Shasteen, J. R., Sasson, N. J., & Pinkham, A. E. (2014). Eye tracking the face in the crowd task: why are angry faces found more quickly? PLoS ONE, 9(4): e93914. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093914

Pinkham, A. E., Sasson, N. J., Simpson, C. E., Healey, K., & Kohler, C. (2014). An intact threat superiority effect for non-social but not social stimuli in schizophrenia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 123, 168 – 177.

Sasson, N. J. & Touchstone, E. W. (2014). Visual attention to competing social and object images by preschool children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 584 – 592.

Simpson, C., Pinkham, A. E., Kelsven, S., & Sasson, N. J. (2013). Emotion recognition abilities across stimulus modalities in schizophrenia and the role of visual attention. Schizophrenia Research, 151, 102 – 106.

Sabatino, A., Rittenberg, A., Sasson, N. J., Turner-Brown, L., Bodfish, J. W., & Dichter, G. S. (2013). Functional neuroimaging of social and nonsocial cognitive control in autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43, 2903 – 2913.

Sasson, N. J., Nowlin, R., & Pinkham, A. E. (2013). Social cognition, social skill and the broad autism phenotype. Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice, 17, 655- 667.

Elison, J. T., Paterson, S. J., Wolff, J. J., Reznick, J. S., Sasson, N. J., Gu, H., Botteron, K. N., Dager, S. R., Estes, A. M., Evans, A. C., Gerig, G., Hazlett, H. C., Schultz, R. T., Styner, M., Zwaigenbaum, L., & Piven, J. (2013). White matter microstructure and atypical visual orienting in 7 month-olds at risk for autism. American Journal of Psychiatry, 170, 899 – 908.

Sasson, N. J., Lam, K. S. L., Parlier, M., Daniels, J. L., & Piven, J. (2013). Autism and the broad autism phenotype: Familial patterns and intergenerational transmission. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 5:11.

Sasson, N. J., Lam, K. S. L., Childress, D., Parlier, M., Daniels, J. L., & Piven, J. (2013). The broad autism phenotype questionnaire: prevalence and diagnostic classification. Autism Research, 6, 134 -143.

Pinkham, A. E., Sasson, N. J., Beaton, D., Abdi, H., Kohler, C. G., & Penn, D. L. (2012). Qualitatively distinct factors underlie elevated rates of paranoia in autism and schizophrenia. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 767-777.

Shepard, K. G., Spence, M. J., & Sasson, N. J. (2012). Distinct facial characteristics communicate intent of infant-directed speech. Infant and Child Development, 21, 555-578.

Sasson, N.J.*, Dichter, G.S.*, Bodfish, J.W. (2012). Affective responses by adults with autism are reduced to social images but elevated to images related to circumscribed interests. PLoS ONE 7(8): e42457. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042457. *These authors contributed equally.

Sasson, N. J., & Elison, J. T. (2012) Eye-tracking young children with autism. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 61, e3675, DOI: 10.3791/3675.

Dichter, G. S., Felder, J. N., Green, S. R., Rittenberg, A. M., Sasson, N. J., & Bodfish, J. W. (2012). Reward circuitry function in autism spectrum disorders. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 7, 160-172.

Elison, J., Sasson, N. J., Turner-Brown, L.M., Dichter, G. S. & Bodfish, J. W. (2012). Age trends in visual exploration of social and nonsocial information in children with autism. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6, 842-851.

Sasson, N. J., Brown, L. T., & Piven, J. (2012). Neurodevelopmental mechanisms in childhood psychopathology: The example of abnormal social orienting in autism. J. Burack (Ed.), Cognitive Neuroscience, Development, and Psychopathology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Sasson, N. J., Pinkham, A. E., Carpenter, K. L. H., & Belger, A. (2011). The benefit of directly comparing autism and schizophrenia for revealing mechanisms of social cognitive impairment. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 3, 87-100.

Sasson, N.J., Elison, J. T., Turner-Brown, L. M., Dichter, G. S., & Bodfish, J. W. (2011). Brief report: Circumscribed attention in young children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41, 242-247.

Sasson, N. J., Pinkham, A. E., Richard, J., Hughett, P., Gur, R. E., & Gur, R. C. (2010). Controlling for response biases clarifies sex and age differences in facial affect recognition. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 34, 207-221.

Pinkham, A. E., Griffin, M., Baron, R., Sasson, N. J., & Gur, R.C. (2010). The face in the crowd effect: Anger superiority when using real faces and multiple identities. Emotion, 10, 141-146.

Sasson, N. J., Turner-Brown, L. M., Holtzclaw, T. N., Lam, K. S. L., & Bodfish, J. W. (2008). Children with autism demonstrate circumscribed attention during passive viewing of complex social and nonsocial picture arrays. Autism Research, 1, 31-42.

Pinkham, A. E., Sasson, N. J., Calkins, M. E., Richard, J., Hughett, P., Gur, R. E, & Gur, R. C. (2008). The other-race effect in face processing among African-American and Caucasian individuals with schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry, 165, 639-645.

Sasson, N. J. (2007). Investigating the perceptual development of the own-race bias in typical development and autism. Berlin: VDM Dr. Müller.

Sasson, N. J., Tsuchiya, N., Hurley, R., Couture, S. M., Penn, D. L., Adolphs, R., & Piven, J. (2007). Orienting to social stimuli differentiates social cognitive impairment in autism and schizophrenia. Neuropsychologia, 45, 2580-2588.

Sasson, N. J. (2006). The Development of Face Processing in Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 36(3), 381-394.

Pelphrey, K. A., Reznick, J. S., Goldman, B., Sasson, N., Morrow, J., Donahoe, A., & Hodgson, K. (2004).  Development of visuospatial short-term memory in the second half of the first year. Developmental Psychology, 40(5), 836-851.

Pelphrey, K. A., Sasson, N. J., Reznick, J. S., Paul, G., Goldman, B. N. & Piven, J. (2002). Visual scanning of faces in adults with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 32(4), 249-261.