Gregory E Alexander

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The construct of alexithymia has been postulated as a predisposing factor in psychosomatic illness. The alexithymia construct has achieved wide currency in psychosomatic research and theorizing despite its doubtful psychometric foundations. Also, the question of between-group variability in alexithymia has not been addressed. In this study we proposed and(More)
This paper provides a critical examination of the current state and future possibility of formal cognitive theory for insight problem solving and its associated " aha! " experience. Insight problems are contrasted with move problems, which have been formally defined and studied extensively by cognitive psychologists since the pioneering work of Alan Newell(More)
Pazzaglia, Dube, and Rotello (2013) have provided a lengthy critique of threshold and continuous models of recognition memory. Although the early pages of their article focus mostly on the problems they see with 3 vintage threshold models compared with models from signal detection theory (SDT), it becomes clear rather quickly that Pazzaglia et al. are(More)
Clinical tests used for psychodiagnostic purposes, such as the well-known Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale: Cognitive subscale (ADAS-Cog), include a free-recall task. The free-recall task taps into latent cognitive processes associated with learning and memory components of human cognition, any of which might be impaired with the progression of(More)
In order to investigate the utility of earliest childhood memories (EMs) in clinical assessment, this study investigated the value of EMs in predicting naturally occurring depressive mood states. Of interest were those features of EMs that discriminate depressed from nondepressed individuals. Subjects were 212 undergraduate volunteers who completed the Beck(More)
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