• Aurel Ion Clinciu Transilvania University of Brasov


empathizing, systemizing, autism, , eyes test, theory of mind


222 students of Transilvania University of Braov, from Humanities and Sciences
faculties, with the average age of 23.07 years (SD = 3.92), out of which 88
(39.6%) males, 134 (6.4%) females, were investigated with four questionnaires
destined to measure autism quotient (AQ), empathizing quotient (EQ), systemizing
quotient (SQ) and the score for Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test (RMET). The
study objectives were to investigate the relationships between variables, to
determine psychometric qualities for some of the four questionnaires that were
used in the Romanian university population context, to test the hypothesis of
gender and specialisation differences for some variables and to propose a new
method to determine the five categories of brain types. The results highlight
psychometric qualities that are poorer than the initial ones of some of the used
instruments, but they confirm the hypothesis of gender and of specialisation for
some of the study variables in accord with data of other studies. The method of
determining the five brain types proves to be more operational but congruent and
highly correlated with the one that Goldenfeld et al. proposed.


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