Advertisement

Emotional Processing Deficits and Happiness

Assessing the Measurement, Correlates, and Well-Being of People with Alexithymia

  • Linden R. Timoney
  • Mark D. Holder

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research book series (BRIEFSWELLBEING)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Linden R. Timoney, Mark D. Holder
    Pages 1-6
  3. Linden R. Timoney, Mark D. Holder
    Pages 7-11
  4. Linden R. Timoney, Mark D. Holder
    Pages 13-15
  5. Linden R. Timoney, Mark D. Holder
    Pages 17-33
  6. Linden R. Timoney, Mark D. Holder
    Pages 35-39
  7. Linden R. Timoney, Mark D. Holder
    Pages 41-60
  8. Linden R. Timoney, Mark D. Holder
    Pages 61-68
  9. Linden R. Timoney, Mark D. Holder
    Pages 69-82
  10. Linden R. Timoney, Mark D. Holder
    Pages 83-88
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 89-90

About this book

Introduction

This briefs reviews the literature on alexithymia with a particular focus on the relation between positive well-being and alexithymia. It starts by exploring the definition, history and etiology of the construct. The briefs then discusses the importance of research and presents new research which sheds light on why alexithymia is characterized by poor well-being. The research strongly suggests that people who score high in alexithymia are low in aspects of positive well-being such as happiness, life satisfaction, and positive affect, and high in aspects of negative well-being, such as depression and negative affect.  Next, the book examines the correlates of alexithymia and the latter’s relation with personality and subjective well-being. Although there has been an increased interest in human flourishing, and even though research in positive psychology has included personality, there has been little application of positive psychology to people with deficits in emotional processing including people with alexithymia. This briefs fills that gap.

Keywords

Alexithymia and Personality Alexithymia and Subjective Well-Being Approaches the Treatment of Alexithymia Assessment of Alexithymia Definitions of Alexithymia Emotional Processing Disorders Etiology of Alexithymia Future Research on Alexithymia Measurement of Alexithymia Personality and Alexithymia Positive Psychology and Alexithymia

Authors and affiliations

  • Linden R. Timoney
    • 1
  • Mark D. Holder
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of British ColumbiaKelownaCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of British ColumbiaKelownaCanada

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking