Examining the relationship between interoceptive sensibility, alexithymia, autism traits and disordered eating traits in the general population
The purpose of this study is to better understand the relationship between how well we can sense physiological sensations (also known as – interoceptive ability) and our ability to express in words our emotions. In particular we are interested in investigating how these abilities manifest in people in the general population and how they relate to people with high or low autism traits or disordered eating traits.
Interoceptive ability plays an important role in wellbeing and emotional regulation. People with poor interoceptive ability can go on to develop problems in emotional awareness and emotional regulation and mental health disorders. By completing our study, you will contribute to a better understanding of how all these factors are related. New treatments targeting interoception and emotional awareness may become important.
Who can participate?
Any adult can participate as long as you:
- Can read and understand English
- Aged between 18-65 years
What is involved?
All you need to do is follow the link below to complete a questionnaire, which will take approximately 20-30 mins.
You can sign up online at: https://latrobe.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1S077DJUwyOtLoN
Upon completion of the survey you will go into the draw to win one of 5 $50 Coles Myer Vouchers!
Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre
(03) 9479 3271
This study has been approved by the La Trobe University Human Ethics Committee HEC18099