Women better at reading minds than Men, new study finds
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A new approach to 'mind-reading' has been developed by researchers to improve how well we understand what others are thinking. And it reveals that women are much better than men at putting themselves in someone else's shoes.

Mind-reading sometimes referred to as 'mentalizing', is an important ability enabling us to pick-up on subtle behavioral cues that might indicate that someone we are speaking to is thinking something that they are not saying. Psychologists have developed the first-ever 'mind-reading questionnaire' to assess how well people understand what others are really thinking.

The team designed a new mind-reading test, which draws on data from over 4,000 autistic and non-autistic people in the UK and US. Results from their simple, four-step questionnaire were scored, ranging from 4 to 16.

--The average score for their questionnaire was between 12 and 13.

--They found that females reported better mind-reading than males.

--They also confirmed some of the well-reported social challenges faced by the autistic community.

Conclusively, investigators have measured mind-reading, and they consistently find that females reported greater mind-reading abilities than their male counterparts. Also, this helps people with mind-reading difficulties, such as those with autism.

Psychological Assessment
Source: https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0001004
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