Małgorzata Wawrzyniak

Szkota Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej, Warszawa


ALEXITHYMIA AND NEUROTICISM:

DIFFERENTIATION AND VERBALISATION OF BASIC EMOTIONS


Astract.
The article presents the results of research concerning functioning of
alexithymic and neurotic people as far as the ability of emotional differentiation and
verbalisation is concerned. 193 people aged 17-18 have been researched using test: Alex
40 and EPQ - R. On the basis of results three were separated - alexithymic, neurotic
and non- alexithymic. Perception of facial expression, understanding metaphors and
verbal ability has been compared. Significant differences could be observed between
alexithymic and non-alexithymic groups. However, the results of neurotic group were
similar to the alexithymic one. Emotional vocabulary of the alexithymic group was
poorer than the other ones. At the same time the alexithymic tend to escape front
emotional situations into clear and well known social conventions. They also search for
external attributions of their emotional stations rather internal.

Autor: Ewelina Soszyńska
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 11.03.2007, godz. 17:49 - Ewelina Soszyńska