Alliyza Lim's research while affiliated with Flinders University and other places

Publications (6)

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Behaviors such as gaze aversion and repetitive movements are commonly believed to be signs of deception and low credibility; however, they may also be characteristic of individuals with developmental or mental health conditions. We examined the effect of five behaviors that are common among autistic individuals—gaze aversion, repetitive movements,...
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Objectives We examined problematic eating behaviors among a sample of young autistic adults to better understand the purported relationship between autism and eating disorders. We hypothesized that autistic participants would score higher on measures of problematic eating behavior compared to a non-autistic comparison group, but that autistic parti...
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We hypothesized that autistic adults may be erroneously judged as deceptive or lacking credibility due to demonstrating unexpected and atypical behaviors. Thirty autistic and 29 neurotypical individuals participated in video-recorded interviews, and we measured their demonstration of gaze aversion, repetitive body movements, literal interpretation...
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Reports of cybercrime being committed by people on the autism spectrum often imply that autism may be more prevalent among cybercriminals than the general population, although this remains unproven. In an online survey of 302 participants, we found that autistic individuals (n = 25) were more likely to report engagement in cybercrime than non-autis...
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The image of the non-verbal child, flapping and spinning, totally absorbed in their own obsessive interests, as described by Kanner (Nerv Child 2:217–250, 1943), represents the more traditional view of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the stereotypical behaviors that accompany this condition. However, with the revision of the Diagnostic and Stati...

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... However, credibility assessment applies further than trustworthiness of narrative and authenticity of delivery. Recipients often tend to prefer general observations on speakers or gut-feeling about them over analysing specific behavioural cues -thus, the audience may not be aware of what shaped its judgments, yet it will assess one's credibility (Lim, Young, Brewer, 2021). The digitalisation of media with new possible communication channels and technological advancements simplified reaching audiences and flowing information, but it has not made all sources equally credible (Rotanova, 2021, p. 7). ...