Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291682
Title:
Alexithymia and emotional memory
Author:
Mulvaney, Sheila, 1963-
Issue Date:
1991
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 construct of alexithymia was examined using factor analyses and a modified Crovitz-Robinson autobiographical memory technique. Results indicated a two-factor solution to the Toronto Alexithymia Scale. Subjects high in alexithymic characteristics were actually faster at recalling emotional events. They also reported more intense emotional experience at time of encoding but not at time of recall, showed a more complex emotional profile for their memories, but a greater number of response failures. When factor scores from principal components analyses were used to predict the above variables opposite results were obtained. Factor 1 and factor 2 scores showed very different patterns of relationships with the variables. It is proposed that the first factor found contains the "core" alexithymia characteristics. The breakdown of alexithymic characteristics and their differential relationship to the present cognitive task are discussed.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Psychology, Clinical.; Psychology, Personality.; Psychology, Psychometrics.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Psychology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kihlstrom, John F.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAlexithymia and emotional memoryen_US
dc.creatorMulvaney, Sheila, 1963-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMulvaney, Sheila, 1963-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_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 construct of alexithymia was examined using factor analyses and a modified Crovitz-Robinson autobiographical memory technique. Results indicated a two-factor solution to the Toronto Alexithymia Scale. Subjects high in alexithymic characteristics were actually faster at recalling emotional events. They also reported more intense emotional experience at time of encoding but not at time of recall, showed a more complex emotional profile for their memories, but a greater number of response failures. When factor scores from principal components analyses were used to predict the above variables opposite results were obtained. Factor 1 and factor 2 scores showed very different patterns of relationships with the variables. It is proposed that the first factor found contains the "core" alexithymia characteristics. The breakdown of alexithymic characteristics and their differential relationship to the present cognitive task are discussed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Clinical.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Personality.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Psychometrics.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKihlstrom, John F.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1346133en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27179394en_US
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