Physical Prediction Questionnaire (PPQ)
Author of Tool:
Lawson, J., Baron-Cohen, S. and Wheelwright, S.
Lawson, J. Baron-Cohen, S. and Wheelwright, S. (2004). Empathising and systemising in adults with and without Asperger Syndrome
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 34:301-310
Primary use / Purpose:
The PPQ presents respondents with images of physical systems, and asks them to predict outcomes of specific motions. There are 40 items, each with 5 possible answers.
The Physical Prediction Questionnaire (PPQ) was developed to test the Empathising-Systemising theory of gender differences, as well as the Extreme Male Brain Theory of autism. According to these theories males and those with Aspergers syndrome or high-functioning autism should perform best here.
Web link to tool:
Physical Prediction Questionnaire