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The Cultural Shaping of Alexithymia


The Cultural Shaping of Alexithymia

Ryder, Andrew G. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3041-7168, Sunohara, Momoka ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9637-6405, Dere, Jessica ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7545-6131 and Chentsova-Dutton, Yulia ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2974-0550 (2018) The Cultural Shaping of Alexithymia. In: Alexithymia: Advances in Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice. Cambridge University Press, pp. 33-48.

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In this chapter, we will argue that although difficulties may be at the core of alexithymia, externally oriented thinking (EOT) comprises a substantial part of the construct and its measurement. EOT is not defined in terms of problems, but rather of preferences – for practical matters, rather than the nuances of emotional life. In this chapter, we will argue that a similar set of preferences is quite common in a number of cultural contexts and demographic subgroups.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Psychology
Item Type:Book Section
Authors:Ryder, Andrew G. and Sunohara, Momoka and Dere, Jessica and Chentsova-Dutton, Yulia
Date:September 2018
ID Code:987976
Deposited By: Lisa Stora
Deposited On:11 Feb 2021 21:27
Last Modified:11 Feb 2021 21:27
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