Monotropism survey study

Valeria Garau, a Masters student at the University of Edinburgh supervised by Sue Fletcher-Watson, is conducting research to develop and evaluate a self-report measure of monotropism: a set of survey questions developed by members of the ‘Interest System’ Google Group. Edit: download a PDF of a poster presenting the first results here.

Her questionnaire is now closed. Remarkably it had more than 1100 responses, around 700 of them from autistic people (it was open to anyone aged 16 or over, anywhere in the world, of any neurotype). She will be analysing results over the summer.

A study recruitment flyer. The text reads as follows: “Participants needed: We are looking for participants for a brief online study on monotropism, an autistic-led theory of autism!
Anyone above the age of 16 can participate.
Help advance innovative autism research.
Simply fill out three questionnaires online (it takes 20 minutes maximum).
Your data will remain entirely anonymous and will be kept securely.
Are you interested in participating? Please follow this link:
For more information, contact Valeria Garau at
This study has been approved by the ethics committee of the School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh ( reference number 233-2122/5).”

One response to “Monotropism survey study”

  1. […] Edinburgh University questionnaire received an overwhelming response – more than 1,100 usable respondents, 700+ autistic ones. […]

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