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2009

University of Iowa

Alexithymia

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Stuttering, Emotional Expression, And Masculinity: Fighting Out Words, Fighting Back Tears, James Thomas Haley May 2009

Stuttering, Emotional Expression, And Masculinity: Fighting Out Words, Fighting Back Tears, James Thomas Haley

Theses and Dissertations

Stuttering is a developmental disorder which may adversely affect the individual on many functional and emotional levels. Common sequelae of speech disfluency include powerful emotions such as anxiety, shame, and anger, as well as speech-avoidant behaviors. For males, the influence of gender role socialization may present an additional burden. From a traditional perspective of masculinity, emotional expression and exposing one's flaws are strongly discouraged in most forms and contexts and may be seen as signs of weakness. While expression of emotions is a common developmental milestone for many who stutter, it is unclear what impact awareness, repression, and avoidance ...