Feeling your body or feeling badly: evidence for the limited validity of the Somatosensory Amplification Scale as an index of somatic sensitivity.

@article{Aronson2001FeelingYB,
  title={Feeling your body or feeling badly: evidence for the limited validity of the Somatosensory Amplification Scale as an index of somatic sensitivity.},
  author={Keith R. Aronson and Lisa Feldman Barrett and Karen S. Quigley},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2001},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={387-94}
}
OBJECTIVE The Somatosensory Amplification Scale (SSAS) purports to measure the extent to which individuals are sensitive to their bodies. The present study examined the psychometric properties of the SSAS in two studies with university students. METHODS Participants completed the SSAS, various cross-sectional measures of somatic and psychological distress, longitudinal measures of somatic symptoms, daily hassles and mood, and participated in a heartbeat detection task (Study 2 only… CONTINUE READING