Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20)


The toronto alexithymia scale is a 20 item questionnaire.

Items are scored on a 1-5 scale, with the total scale score calculated as a sum of the items.

Some items are reversed. For example, a score of 1 will become a score of 5.

Scores that are 51 or below indicate low alexithymia whereas scores that are 61 or higher indicate high alexithymia.

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Taylor, G.J., Taylor, H.L.: Alexithymia. In Psychological Mindedness: A Contemporary Understanding, edited by M. McCallum and W. Piper. Lawrence Erlbaum: Mahwah, N.J., 1997.

Taylor, G.J., Bagby, R.M.: An Overview of the Alexithymia Construct. In The Handbook of Emotional Intelligence, edited by R. Bar-On and J.D.A. Parker. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 2000, pp. 40-67.

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