An Updated Interest Based Account (Monotropism theory) & a Demand Avoidance Phenomenon discussion

WOODS, Richard (2019). An Updated Interest Based Account (Monotropism theory) & a Demand Avoidance Phenomenon discussion. In: Disability Research Forum, Sheffield, UK, 12 Apr 2019. (Unpublished)

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    This talk explores recent literature on monotropism theory to explain Demand Avoidance Phenomenon (DAP). Previous DAP theory focuses on role of anxiety in producing a need for control that is suggested leads to demand avoidance. However, we provide an alternative view by situating in critical DAP scholarship, highlighting the uncertainty around the DAP construct. Utilising the work of Beardon (2017) to develop monotropism to elucidate how anxiety acts in autism & thus, DAP. Monotropism theory clarifies the nature DAP phenotype behaviour from a non-pathologising perspective, bringing DAP theory in line with common views of autistic persons. The theory adds to the epistemic integrity of DAP research & assist in closing the theory-to-research-to-practice gap. Consequently, generating accurate interpretations that can allow for use of suitable strategies.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Depositing User: Colin Knott
    Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2019 08:55
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 05:23

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