Alexithymia and repression: contrasting emotion-focused coping styles.

  title={Alexithymia and repression: contrasting emotion-focused coping styles.},
  author={Tiffany Lynn Newton and Richard J. Contrada},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  volume={56 5},
A number of conceptually similar emotion-focused coping styles have been related to physical well-being. We assessed the relationship between two of these constructs, alexithymia and repressive coping, on the basis of both psychometric and psychophysiological comparisons. Questionnaires were used to classify 86 healthy female subjects as low anxious, high anxious, or repressors. These subjects then completed a self-report measure of alexithymia and participated in a stressful laboratory task in… CONTINUE READING

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