Awareness for Emotional Abuse

  title={Awareness for Emotional Abuse},
  author={Rachel E. Goldsmith and Jennifer J. Freyd},
  journal={Journal of Emotional Abuse},
  pages={123 - 95}
ABSTRACT This study investigates links between emotional abuse and emotional awareness. Predictions included a positive correlation between emotional abuse and alexithymia, and that few individuals reporting emotional abuse would self-label as having been abused. Eighty participants completed anonymous, self-report surveys with symptom and trauma inventories. Participants were asked if they were physically, sexually, or emotionally abused (using the word “abused”); these questions preceded… 
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  • Psychology
    Journal of trauma & dissociation : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation
  • 2007
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