Publication details [#58869]

Eriksson, Kimmo. 2014. Autism-spectrum traits predict humor styles in the general population. Humor 27 (3) : 461–475.
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De Gruyter


This paper uses the autism-spectrum quotient (AQ) and the humor styles questionnaire (HSQ) to explore the connection between humor styles and the wider autism phenotype in a sample of the general US population. The factor “poor mind-reading” appears linked to higher scores on negative humor styles and the factor “attention to detail” to higher scores on all humor styles, indicating a more nuanced portrait of the link between autism-spectrum features and humor.