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Examination of the Link Between Emotional and Behavioral Dysregulation in an Anaologue Sample of Women with Borderline Personality Disorder

Title: An Examination of the Link Between Emotional and Behavioral Dysregulation in an Anaologue Sample of Women with Borderline Personality Disorder.
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Name(s): James, Lisa Marie, author
Taylor, Jeanette, professor directing dissertation
Taylor, John, outside committee member
Maner, Jon, committee member
Sachs-Ericsson, Natalie J., committee member
Carbonell, Joyce, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2009
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Linehan's (1993) biosocial theory of borderline personality disorder (BPD) posits that (1) behavioral dysregulation results from emotion dysregulation, and (2) emotion dysregulation is due, in part, to attentional biases. The primary goal of this study was to examine these tenets in young adult women with BPD and control subjects. College female students were screened for BPD symptoms to determine eligibility for the laboratory portion of the study. A total of 84 women completed the study, which included a series of mood manipulations, several tasks assessing behavioral dysregulation, and a measure of attentional bias. Psychophysiolgoical data (heart rate and skin conductance) were also collected as objective indices of emotional regulation and arousal. Analyses indicated that the groups (BPD vs. control) differed meaningfully and as expected on several self-report measures associated with BPD; however, there were relatively few differences on objective measures of emotional and behavioral dysregulation. There were no significant group differences in attentional biases. The present results provide limited support for the biosocial theory in nonclinical young adults.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-3633 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2009.
Date of Defense: May 18, 2009.
Keywords: Vagal Tone, Attentional Disengagement, Borderline Personality Disorder, Behavioral Dysregulation, Emotional Dysregulation
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Jeanette Taylor, Professor Directing Dissertation; John Taylor, Outside Committee Member; Jon Maner, Committee Member; Natalie J. Sachs-Ericsson, Committee Member; Joyce Carbonell, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-3633
Owner Institution: FSU

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James, L. M. (2009). An Examination of the Link Between Emotional and Behavioral Dysregulation in an Anaologue Sample of Women with Borderline Personality Disorder. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-3633