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ERIC Number: EJ1124067
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-6295
The Relationship between Emotional Recognition Ability and Challenging Behaviour in Adults with an Intellectual Disability. A Systematic Review
Davies, Bronwen; Frude, Neil; Jenkins, Rosemary
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, v19 n4 p393-406 Dec 2015
This review questions whether a relationship exists between emotional recognition ability and challenging behaviour in people with an intellectual disability. A search was completed of a number of databases to identify relevant articles, and these were then evaluated against defined criteria. Eight articles were reviewed and their aims, study methodology, samples, measurement tools and findings are discussed and evaluated. Overall, studies found no significant deficit in the emotional recognition abilities of those with challenging behaviour when they were asked to identify the emotions of others. Two areas for further investigation were identified. Firstly, to ascertain whether a bias for identifying anger or sadness is found in those with challenging behaviour, and secondly, to understand the role of context in recognition of emotions and the degree to which this is different in those who present with challenging behaviour. A critique relating to the research is provided and suggested clinical and research implications are put forward.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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