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Appreciation of Social Norms in Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum

Brown, Warren S. and Burnett, Karissa A and Vaillancourt, Ashley and Paul, Lynn K. (2021) Appreciation of Social Norms in Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 36 (7). pp. 1367-1373. ISSN 1873-5843. PMCID PMC8652238. doi:10.1093/arclin/acab003.

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Objective: Anecdotal reports regarding high-functioning adults with agenesis of the corpus callosum (AgCC) suggest that they often lack psychosocial insight. We attempted to determine whether adults with AgCC are able to correctly identify appropriate behaviors within social contexts using the Social Norms Questionnaire. Method: The Social Norms Questionnaire measures knowledge of norms and judgments of what is appropriate to do in particular contexts. It was administered online to individuals with AgCC and control participants. Results: Individuals with AgCC scored significantly lower in understanding social norms than controls, tending to over-adhere to social norms significantly more than controls. There was no significant difference regarding breaking of social norms. Conclusion: Results suggest that adults with AgCC have deficient judgment regarding the nuances of appropriate behaviors in social contexts. They adhere to social norms concretely, lacking the ability to integrate context in social scenarios to make appropriately nuanced judgments.

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Additional Information:© The Author(s) 2020. Published by Oxford University Press. This article is published and distributed under the terms of the Oxford University Press, Standard Journals Publication Model ( Received: 07 July 2020; Revision received: 07 December 2020; Accepted: 04 January 2021; Published: 18 February 2021. This study was not support by extramural funds.
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PubMed Central ID:PMC8652238
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Official Citation:Warren S Brown, Karissa A Burnett, Ashley Vaillancourt, Lynn K Paul, Appreciation of Social Norms in Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Volume 36, Issue 7, October 2021, Pages 1367–1373,
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:23 Feb 2021 18:03
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