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We have been asked to share the following information regarding a postgraduate research project:

  1. A brief project summary

Hans Asperger described autistic individuals as humourless – will you help me prove him wrong by participating in my research study?

Click for a video introduction and more background on the project.

Alicja Nocon is an autistic postgraduate student at the University of East London. She is looking to involve autistic adults in her research study, which is part of her Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology. She is hoping to publish her research in an academic journal.

The purpose of the study is to understand the role of humour and other personal strengths in supporting and increasing wellbeing and resilience in autistic adults – it’s a fun and positive study. It involves participating in a 7-day “three funny things” activity and completing two surveys, one before and one after the funny things programme. Instructions for the activity will be provided and participants will receive a few nudges by email to help them remember about the activity and stay motivated.

The total time commitment is around 60-90 minutes, spread over 9 days. As a thank you for your time, you will receive a personalised strengths report.

For more details, please refer to the participant information sheet or send her an email:

If you have read the participant information and want to participate, here is the link to the first survey:

#ActuallyAutistic #NothingAboutUsWithoutUs #AutismResearch

  1. Ethics approval

Please see here.

  1. A detailed call for participants

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