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Can Poor Access to Internal States Explain Obsessive-Compulsive Tendencies?

13 June 2024, 6.00 p.m. | International House, Kringsweg 6, 50931 Köln

Some people easily know what they feel, what they like and what they want. Others, however, find it difficult to access such internal states. 
Together with Nira Libermann we will look at obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as an example of this difficulty. Instead of reflecting on their inner emotions, people with OCD rely on external signs that are easier to recognize, such as strict rules or repetitive behaviorisms. Studies have shown that people with OCD often misinterpret signals from their bodies, struggle to understand their emotions, and have a distorted sense of control over their actions. This approach helps us to discuss and understand why people with OCD often have compulsive habits, persistent worries, and doubts. 

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