Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Rehabilitation, Human Resources and Communication Disorders


Frazier, Kimberly

Committee Member/Reader

Holyfield, Christine


The primary intent of this study is to add to the growing research regarding social functioning and theory of mind (ToM) of young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study takes into account the Solomon Asch line judgement tasks effect on peer pressure and social conformity. Previous research has shown that there is a discrepancy in the conformity exhibited by typically developing individuals (TD) and ASD individuals. This study seeks to address the degree to which ASD individuals are affected by social influence and how likely they will be to conform. Conformity rates will be compared to that of TD college age students as well as students with various intellectual disabilities (ID).


Autism, Social Conformity, Theory of Mind, Asch Line Judgement Task