School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Noah J. Sasson

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Specifying cognitive processes in autism that underlie difficulties navigating the social world.

Curriculum Vitae

Contact

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-2541
Office: GR_4.116
Campus Mail Code: GR 41
Website: Development of Social Cognition Lab

Biography

Dr. Noah Sasson studies mechanisms of social disability in Autism Spectrum Disorder. He currently is pursuing a large-scale project comparing social cognitive profiles between autism and schizophrenia, and how they relate to general cognition, social behavior, and social functioning. Dr. Sasson’s other work within autism research involves face processing, non-social motivation (i.e., circumscribed interests), eye-tracking, and studies of the Broad Autism Phenotype. More recently, Dr. Sasson has been examining how the perceptions, biases, and responses of non-autistic people contribute to social interaction difficulties in autism. Dr. Sasson earned his bachelor’s degree at Franklin and Marshall College and his PhD at the University of North Carolina.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Sasson, N. J., Morrison, K. E., Pinkham, A. E., Faso, D. J., & Chmielewski, M. (in press). Adults with autism are less accurate at predicting how their personality traits are evaluated by unfamiliar observers. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Sasson, N. J. †, Faso, D. J., Nugent, J., Lovell, S., Kennedy, D. P. †, & Grossman, R. B. † (2017). Neurotypical peers are less willing to interact with those with autism based on thin slice judgments. Scientific Reports, 7:40700. doi:10.1038/srep40700. †Co-first authors.

Morrison, K. E., Pinkham, A. E., Penn, D. L., Kelsven, S., Ludwig, K., & Sasson, N. J. (2017). Distinct profiles of social skill in adults with autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia. Autism Research, 10, 878-887.

Sasson, N. J. & Morrison, K. E. (in press). First impressions of adults with autism improve with diagnostic disclosure and increased autism knowledge of peers. Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice.

Hubbard, D. J., Faso, D. J., Assmann, P. F., & Sasson, N. J. (in press). Production and perception of emotional prosody by adults with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Research.

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