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dc.contributor.authorMcMurran, Mary
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-20T15:59:32Z
dc.date.available2017-09-20T15:59:32Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationChristopher, G. & McMurran, M. (2009). Alexithymia, empathic concern, goal management, and social problem solving in adult male prisoners. Psychology, Crime and Law, 15 (8), pp.697-709.
dc.identifier.other10.1080/10683160802516240
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/handle/123456789/1473
dc.description.abstractSocial problem-solving skills training forms a major part of many offender treatment programmes. In this study, we explored the influences of alexithymia, empathic concern and goal management on social problem-solving skills in 79 adult male prisoners in an attempt to identify affective and cognitive factors relevant to offenders' social problem-solving skills. Results showed that alexithymia was associated with less effective social problem solving, whereas empathic concern and perspective taking were associated with more effective social problem solving, but unexpectedly also with a Negative Problem Orientation. Persistence in goal attainment was associated with effective social problem-solving abilities, and inflexibility in adopting new strategies in the face of obstacles was associated with maladaptive problem-solving styles. Implications for developing social problem-solving interventions for offenders are presented. © 2009 Taylor & Francis.
dc.description.urihttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10683160802516240
dc.subjectAffective symptoms
dc.subjectEmpathy
dc.subjectProblem solving
dc.subjectSocial behaviour
dc.subjectPrisoners
dc.titleAlexithymia, empathic concern, goal management, and social problem solving in adult male prisoners
dc.typeArticle


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