Perception of verbal and nonverbal affective stimuli in complex partial seizure disorder.

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Title:
Perception of verbal and nonverbal affective stimuli in complex partial seizure disorder.
Author:
Rau, James Carl.
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The present study addressed areas of empirical uncertainty regarding the perception of emotion by individuals with complex partial seizure (CPS) disorder focusing on a particular and controversial theoretic 'enhancement' model (Bear & Fedio, 1977). In the main, CPS groups did not differ from each other or from non-seizure neurologic (multiple sclerosis) or healthy control groups. The findings provided little support for the theoretic model, in terms of the following hypothesized CPS phenomena: (1) internal (self-awareness) and external (external stimuli) perceptual hyperemotionality, (2) emotional and behavioral hyperemotionality, and (3) a unique personality profile. Overall, rather than finding support for an enhancement model--relative to the emotion perceptual processing of patients with complex partial seizures, the current study provides data more consistent with a deficit model.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Epilepsy -- Psychological aspects.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Psychology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Kaszniak, Alfred W.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePerception of verbal and nonverbal affective stimuli in complex partial seizure disorder.en_US
dc.creatorRau, James Carl.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRau, James Carl.en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe present study addressed areas of empirical uncertainty regarding the perception of emotion by individuals with complex partial seizure (CPS) disorder focusing on a particular and controversial theoretic 'enhancement' model (Bear & Fedio, 1977). In the main, CPS groups did not differ from each other or from non-seizure neurologic (multiple sclerosis) or healthy control groups. The findings provided little support for the theoretic model, in terms of the following hypothesized CPS phenomena: (1) internal (self-awareness) and external (external stimuli) perceptual hyperemotionality, (2) emotional and behavioral hyperemotionality, and (3) a unique personality profile. Overall, rather than finding support for an enhancement model--relative to the emotion perceptual processing of patients with complex partial seizures, the current study provides data more consistent with a deficit model.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEpilepsy -- Psychological aspects.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairKaszniak, Alfred W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSechrest, Leeen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberOommen, K.J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest9313008en_US
dc.identifier.oclc703155301en_US
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