Table 2

Correlations (Spearman’s rho) between difficulties describing feelings (as assessed by TAS-20-DDF and TSIA-DDF) and reaction times in the four facial expression conditions
Reaction times
Happy Neutral Angry Fearful
TAS-20-DDF rho .06 -.04 .15 .11
p 34 .41 .15 .22
TSIA-DDF rho -.01 .07 .30* .31*
p .47 .32 .02 .02

*significant at p < .05 (two-tailed).

Note. TAS-20 = 20-Item Toronto Alexithymia Scale, TSIA = Toronto Structured Interview for Alexithymia; DDF: subscale Difficulties Describing Feelings.

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