Physical Prediction Questionnaire (PPQ)

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Author of Tool: 

Lawson, J., Baron-Cohen, S. and Wheelwright, S.

Key references: 

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.

Background: 

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.

Keywords: 

Web link to tool: 

Physical Prediction Questionnaire

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 

https://dx.doi.org/10.13072/midss.196

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