Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

How do teenagers interact with each other?

Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013

Principal Investigator: Blythe A. Corbett, Ph.D.


Adolescence is filled with social interaction, social comparison, and performing for peers. These social engagements may be more stressful for teenagers with autism than their typically developing peers. We invite 13-17 year old boys and girls with and without autism to participate in our research about how teenagers interact with each other.

Participation involves 3 visits to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center:

  • 1. Psychological Testing (2-2 ½ hours)
  • 2. Peer Social Interaction (1 ½ hours)
  • 3. Peer Social Evaluation (1 ½ hours)

Participant Criteria

Boys and girls age 13-17 years with autism or typical development


$20 for each visit

Visit Requirements

3 visits to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, between 1 and 2 ½ hours each


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Contact Information

David Simon, B.A.

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