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The Assessment of Alexithymia in Medical Settings: Implications for Understanding and Treating Health Problems
- M. Lumley, Lynn C. Neely, A. Burger
- Psychology, MedicineJournal of personality assessment
- 14 November 2007
Assessment of alexithymia in applied settings is encouraged and its overlap with other traits, whether it is secondary to illness or trauma, the possibility of subtypes, and low correlations among multiple measures are encouraged.
Pain and emotion: a biopsychosocial review of recent research.
Empirical research documents the neural processes that distinguish affective from sensory pain dimensions, link emotion and pain, and generate central nervous system pain sensitization; and social research shows the potential importance of emotional communication, empathy, attachment, and rejection.
How are alexithymia and physical illness linked? A review and critique of pathways.
Alexithymia, emotional disclosure, and health: a program of research.
- M. Lumley
- PsychologyJournal of personality
- 1 December 2004
An evolving program of research demonstrates the value of integrating emotion, personality, and health, and highlights the bidirectional relationship between clinical problems and basic research.
Assessing alexithymia and related emotional ability constructs using multiple methods: interrelationships among measures.
Relationships among various measures of emotional ability reflecting different methods of assessment, including self-report, clinical interview, collateral report, and emotion-relevant performance, were examined.
The relationships of cognitive coping and pain control beliefs to pain and adjustment among African-American and Caucasian women with rheumatoid arthritis.
- M. Jordan, M. Lumley, J. Leisen
- Medicine, PsychologyArthritis care and research : the official…
- 1 April 1998
There are ethnic differences in the use of coping strategies that should be acknowledged when helping RA patients cope with their disease, but control beliefs and several coping strategies predict pain and adjustment, regardless of ethnicity.
Trauma Resilience Training for Police: Psychophysiological and Performance Effects
The objective of this study is to test the effects of police trauma resilience training on stress and performance during a critical incident police work simulation. Rookie police officers (N = 18)…
Emotions and emotional approach and avoidance strategies in fibromyalgia.
Aspects of social and emotional competence in adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Overall, adults with ADHD appear more aware of their problems in social versus emotional skills, and using fewer emotion-related words, despite rating the emotions depicted as more intense than did controls.
Time-based indicators of emotional complexity: interrelations and correlates.
Time-based indicators of emotional complexity displayed a more complex and less beneficial picture than originally thought, and variability in negative affect seems to indicate suboptimal adjustments.