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Title: Emotional understanding in aggressive and non-aggressive individuals with a mild and moderate learning disability (and research portfolio)
Author: Matheson, Edith A.
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2002
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This study provides a systematic review of the evidence concerning identification of facial emotion of adults with a learning disability. Sixteen studies were reviewed, and grouped in terms of experimental procedures employed. The highest quality studies were consistent in finding that emotion identification is impaired in individuals with a learning disability relative to non-learning disabled peers. This deficit appears to be specific to emotion and cannot be fully explained by general cognitive deficits. However, comparisons with mental age matched controls have produced conflicting results. Further, the findings suggest a differential pattern of responding across emotions, with some studies identifying no impairment for particular emotions, such as happiness. The results are discussed in terms of their practical and research implications.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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