In: Studia Psychologica, vol. 62, no. 4
Rok, strany: 2020, 364 - 375
self-criticism, self-protection, self-compassion, electromyography, imagery
The aim of this study was to analyze changes in muscle activity between high and low self-critical par¬ticipants during the imagery of self-compassion, self-protection, and self-criticism. Muscle activity was measured by the Biopac MP36 while participants were listening to the imagery audio recording. Levels of self-criticism were measured by The Forms of Self-Criticising/Attacking and Self-Reassuring Scale (FSCRS; Gilbert et al., 2004). From overall number of 110 participants, 30 participants were selected for further analysis based on their extreme level of self-criticism. The research sample consisted of 15 participants with high level of self-criticism and 15 with low level of self-criticism. The results showed that participants with higher levels of self-criticism had similar levels of muscle activity during the self-critical and self-pro¬tective phases of imagery. However, during the last self-compassionate imagery, participants with lower self-criticism returned to the baseline EMG levels, while those with higher self-criticism remained at high EMG levels. The results showed lower muscle activity in low self-critics while imagining inner compassion¬ate part meaning. Therefore, low self-critics are probably better able to calm themselves down compared to high self-critics.
Koróniová, J., Halamová, J., Džongová, Z. 2020. Differences in Electromyography during Self-Compassionate and Self-Critical Imageries According to the Level of Self-Criticism. In Studia Psychologica, vol. 62, no.4, pp. 364-375. 0039-3320. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/sp.2020.04.810
Koróniová, J., Halamová, J., Džongová, Z. (2020). Differences in Electromyography during Self-Compassionate and Self-Critical Imageries According to the Level of Self-Criticism. Studia Psychologica, 62(4), 364-375. 0039-3320. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/sp.2020.04.810
Vydavateľ: Institute of Experimental Psychology, Centre of social and Psychological Sciences, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Publikované: 4. 12. 2020