Emotional Processing Deficits and Happiness: Assessing the by Linden R. Timoney, Mark D. Holder

By Linden R. Timoney, Mark D. Holder

This briefs experiences the literature on alexithymia with a specific specialize in the relation among confident health and wellbeing and alexithymia. It starts off by means of exploring the definition, heritage and etiology of the build. The briefs then discusses the significance of analysis and provides new examine which sheds mild on why alexithymia is characterised by way of bad future health. The examine strongly means that those who ranking excessive in alexithymia are low in elements of optimistic overall healthiness corresponding to happiness, existence delight, and confident impact, and excessive in points of adverse health, comparable to melancholy and unfavourable impact. subsequent, the e-book examines the correlates of alexithymia and the latter’s relation with character and subjective wellbeing and fitness. even if there was an elevated curiosity in human flourishing, or even even though learn in optimistic psychology has incorporated character, there was little software of confident psychology to individuals with deficits in emotional processing together with individuals with alexithymia. This briefs fills that hole. ​

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1992). The Revised Toronto Alexithymia Scale: Some reliability, validity, and normative data. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 57, 34–41. Taylor, G. , Bagby, R. , & Parker, J. D. A. (2003). The 20-item Toronto alexithymia scale IV. Reliability and factorial validity in different languages and cultures. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 55, 277–283. , Taylor, G. , & Bagby, R. M. (2000). Relationship between alexithymia and locus of control. New Trends in Experimental & Clinical Psychiatry, 16, 11–16.

This suggests that alexithymic individuals may believe their success or failure is dependent on external factors such as other people, chance, or coincidence. Prior to this study, alexithymia was found to be negatively associated with an internal locus of control, although relationships between alexithymia and the Powerful Others and Chance scales did not reach levels of significance (Loas et al. 1996). Using the Questionnaire of Competence and Control Orientation to evaluate locus of control, Hexel (2003) found that alexithymia assessed with the TAS-20 was inversely related to an internal locus of control in a sample of undergraduate medical students.

C. , & Bermond, B. (2001). Validity and reliability of the Bermond-Vorst Alexithymia questionnaire. Personality and Individual Differences, 30, 413–434. Walgren, M. B. (1996). Alexithymia and levels of emotional development in a substance abuse population. ProQuest Information and Learning. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences, 56, 3065. , & McMurran, M. (2008). Emotional intelligence, alexithymia and borderline personality disorder traits in young adults.

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