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Talking about real life events: an investigation of the ability of people with intellectual disabilities to make links between their beliefs and emotions within dialogue

Hebblethwaite, Amy (2009) Talking about real life events: an investigation of the ability of people with intellectual disabilities to make links between their beliefs and emotions within dialogue. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Background This study explores whether people with intellectual disabilities make links between events, beliefs and emotions in dialogues about real life, emotive events. Methods A cognitive-emotive interview was used to assist nineteen adults with intellectual disabilities and nineteen adults without disabilities in generating an account of an emotive, interpersonal event. Participants also completed a cognitive mediation task and an assessment of intellectual and verbal ability. Results Participants with intellectual disabilities generated fewer beliefs within their dialogues than those without disabilities and were less likely to provide alternative perspectives on events. The ability to make links between events, beliefs and emotions within a dialogue was not associated with performance on a cognitive mediation task, or with general or verbal IQ. Conclusions Participants with intellectual disabilities had more difficulty than those without disabilities in making links between events, beliefs and emotions. Within a therapeutic context, they are likely to require assistance to reflect on events and consider alternative interpretations, which take into account individual and environmental factors.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: intellectual disability, cognitive therapy, dialogue, real life events, beliefs, emotions
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing
Supervisor's Name: Jahoda, Professor Andrew
Date of Award: 2009
Depositing User: Ms Amy Hebblethwaite
Unique ID: glathesis:2009-1225
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2010
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:36
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/1225

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