Reference : Expressive incoherence and alexithymia in autism spectrum disorder
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Treatment & clinical psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/30037
Expressive incoherence and alexithymia in autism spectrum disorder
English
Pinto Costa, Andreia mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Steffgen, Georges mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Samson, Andrea C. mailto [University of Geneva > Swiss Center for Affective Sciences]
2017
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Yes
International
[en] emotional response incoherence ; expressive incoherence ; alexithymia ; autism spectrum disorder
[en] Expressive incoherence can be implicated in socio-emotional communicative problems in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The present study examined expressive incoherence in 37 children with ASD and 41 typically developing (TD) children aged 3–13 years old during a frustration task. The role of alexithymia in expressive incoherence was also assessed. Compared to TD children, children
with ASD had higher expressive incoherence, such as more neutral and positive emotion expressions during negative behaviors, but not in the expression of negative emotions
during positive behaviors. Further analyses revealed that alexithymia moderated the expressions of positive emotions during negative behaviors. These results suggest that children with ASD may benefit from interventions targeting alexithymia to increase emotional coherence, which may improve socio-emotional communication.
University of Luxembourg - UL
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/30037
10.1007/s10803-017-3073-9
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10803-017-3073-9

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