Comparative Study

| Published: December 26, 2018

Criticality and Emotional Over Involvement as Contributory Factors to Psychopathology

Aditi Balakrishnan

Student, MSc Clinical Psychology, Christ University, Bengaluru, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Padmakumari P

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Christ University, Bangalore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.095/20180604

DOI: 10.25215/0604.095


Expressed Emotion (EE) research has indicated that the components of EE contribute differently to psychopathology. As the components of EE reflect different attitudes of the caregiver or relatives, therefore influencing the behavior of the individual in different ways. Studies that looked at independently studying the components of EE lead to the finding that Hostility is not a significant predictor of psychopathology on its own, since it rarely exists in the absence of Critically, thereby making hostility an extension of the dimension of Criticality. Thus this review aims at highlighting the contributions of the two primary components of expressed emotions, namely Criticality and Emotional involvement to the development of psychopathology.

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 4, October-December, 2018