Psychoanalysis and empirical research: the example of alexithymia.

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An extensive body of research on the alexithymia construct is reviewed to show how various empirical methodologies can be used to evaluate the validity and increase our understanding of theoretical and clinically derived psychoanalytic concepts. The historical background of alexithymia and the theoretical framework in which the construct was formulated are… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/0003065112474066

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