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Alexithymia in relation to alcohol use, emotion recognition, and empathy: The role of externally oriented thinking

Lyvers, Michael; McCann, Karrah; Coundouris, Sarah; Edwards, Mark; Thorberg, Fred Arne


Both alcohol misuse and the externally oriented thinking (eot) facet of alexithymia are associ- ated with deficits in facial emotion recognition and emotional empathy. the aim of the present study was to investigate whether eot mediates the association of drinking with these deficits, and to test the hypothesis that impaired facial emotion recognition mediates the relationship between eot and low emotional empathy, in a nonclinical sample. the sample consisted of 161 men and women who completed...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Psychology
DOI: 10.5406/amerjpsyc.131.1.0041


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