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 selected specialise in the relation among confident health and wellbeing and alexithymia. It starts off through exploring the definition, historical past and etiology of the build. The briefs then discusses the significance of analysis and provides new learn which sheds gentle on why alexithymia is characterised by means of terrible healthiness. The learn strongly means that those that ranking excessive in alexithymia are low in features of optimistic health resembling happiness, lifestyles pride, and confident impact, and excessive in elements of detrimental healthiness, corresponding to melancholy and damaging impact. subsequent, the booklet examines the correlates of alexithymia and the latter’s relation with character and subjective future health. even though there was an elevated curiosity in human flourishing, or even although learn in confident psychology has incorporated character, there was little software of optimistic psychology to individuals with deficits in emotional processing together with individuals with alexithymia. This briefs fills that hole. ​

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Alexithymia assessment and relations with dimensions of personality. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 21, 23–33. Chapter 6 Correlates of Alexithymia Neural Correlates of Alexithymia: Research has identified several neural correlates of alexithymia. Ability to correctly identify both subjective emotions, as well as the emotions of others, has been shown to correlate positively with activity in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC; Lane et al. 1998a). This region of the brain is known to play an important role in the perception and analysis of self and emotions (Bush et al.

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