Features of Emotional Experiences in Individuals with Personality Disorders

Ewa Trzebińska , Anna Gabińska

Abstract

Personality disorders (PDs) are marked by significant disturbances in the way of experiencing oneself, others and the world around. Yet there is paucity of research on the nature of emotional experiences in these disorders. The aim of this study was to examine whether and how emotional experience of individuals with ten distinct forms of PDs distinguished in DSM differs from those without PDs. The study was conducted via the Internet on a large nonclinical sample (N = 3509). Participants were administered a PDs measure and a performance task assessing three features of emotional experiences: emotional sensitivity, the valence of experienced emotions and the profile of five components constituting an emotion. As predicted, PDs sufferers experienced emotions differently from controls. Results demonstrated that individuals with all PDs were more receptive to emotional elicitation and displayed higher negative emotionality and a deficiency in the affective component of experienced emotions
Author Ewa Trzebińska (Wydział Psychologii)
Ewa Trzebińska,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Anna Gabińska (Wydział Psychologii)
Anna Gabińska,,
- Wydział Psychologii
Journal seriesPolish Psychological Bulletin, ISSN 0079-2993, e-ISSN 1641-7844, (B 15 pkt)
Issue year2014
Vol45
No2
Pages147-155
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishpersonality disorders, emotional experience, emotional sensitivity, emotional valence, components of emotions
ASJC Classification3200 General Psychology
DOIDOI:10.2478/ppb-2014-0020
URL http://ppb.czasopisma.pan.pl/images/data/ppb/wydania/No_2_2014/7%20ppb-2014-0020.pdf
Languageen angielski
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