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Posttraumatic Stress and The Emotional Experiences of Anger and Happiness


Abstract Previous research indicates that difficulties in emotion regulation and greater dissociation from one's emotions are often observed among trauma survivors. Further, trauma survivors often show greater negative emotions such as anger, and diminished positive emotions such as happiness. Relatively less is known about the relationship between posttraumatic stress symptoms, dissociation, emotion regulation difficulties, and non-trauma related emotional experiences in daily life. This study examined whether greater reports of posttraumatic stress symptoms, difficulties in emotion regulation, and dissociative tendencies were associated with greater intensity of anger and lower intensity of happiness during a relived emotions task (i.e., recal... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Torres, Dhannia Leticia (Author) / Robinson Kurpius, Sharon (Advisor) / Roberts, Nicole A. (Committee member) / Homer, Judith (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Counseling psychology / Anger / Dissociation / Emotion Regulation / Happiness / Trauma
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 48 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Counseling Psychology 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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