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Comparing Stress in Neurotypical People and People with ASD in Terms of the Pandemic

Project by Polygence alum Nila

Comparing Stress in Neurotypical People and People with ASD in Terms of the Pandemic

Project's result

My proect aimed to compare how stress present itself in people with autistic spectrum disorder versus how these behaviors change in neurotypical people. Once discovering this, my project focused on how the COVID-19 pandemic affected stress for neruodiverse in contrast to neruotypical people.

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Summary

This research paper explores autistic spectrum disorder and neurotypical behaviors. The paper discusses symptoms of autism and different levels of this condition before going on to report this in terms of stress for people with autistic spectrum disorder. After having laid out how stress presents itself in people with ASD, there is research and studies discussing stress in neurotypical people. These two types of stress are compared in terms of the emotional and physical symptoms. Lastly, the article discusses a survey specifically designed for the paper and its results, coming to conclusions about stress for autistic people during the pandemic ultimately being worsened.

Evan

Evan

Polygence mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy

Subjects

Psychology, Neuroscience

Expertise

psychology, neuroscience

Nila

Nila

Student

School

high_school

Graduation Year

2024

About my mentor

“Yes, he was very helpful and accommodating throughout the entire experience.”