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Adult attachment and attentional inhibition of interpersonal stimuli

Marieke Dewitte (2011) COGNITION & EMOTION. 25(4). p.612-625
abstract
In two studies, we used a negative affective priming task with pictures of angry (Study 1), sad (Study 2), and happy faces (Studies 1 and 2) to measure attentional inhibition of emotional stimuli as a function of attachment style. Results showed that attachment avoidance was associated with a stronger inhibition of both angry and sad faces. This indicates that the regulatory strategies of avoidant individuals involve inhibition of different types of negative, but not positive, stimuli. Attachment anxiety, on the other hand, showed no association with inhibitory responding to negative stimuli, although we did find indications of impaired inhibitory processing of happy faces in Study 1. The results are discussed in relation to current evidence on avoidant affect-regulation strategies.
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keyword
INFORMATION, PERSPECTIVE, EXPRESSIONS, MEMORY, INTERFERENCE, ACTIVATION, INTIMATE-RELATIONSHIPS, LATENT-VARIABLE ANALYSIS, PERCEPTION, MECHANISMS, Adult attachment, Inhibition, Avoidance, Emotion regulation, Negative priming
journal title
COGNITION & EMOTION
Cogn. Emot.
volume
25
issue
4
article number
PII 927615236
pages
612 - 625
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000290405500004
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, EXPERIMENTAL
JCR impact factor
2.522 (2011)
JCR rank
22/83 (2011)
JCR quartile
2 (2011)
ISSN
0269-9931
DOI
10.1080/02699931.2010.508683
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1265615
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1265615
date created
2011-06-16 11:37:39
date last changed
2016-12-21 15:42:40
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  articleno    = {PII 927615236},
  author       = {Dewitte, Marieke},
  issn         = {0269-9931},
  journal      = {COGNITION \& EMOTION},
  keyword      = {INFORMATION,PERSPECTIVE,EXPRESSIONS,MEMORY,INTERFERENCE,ACTIVATION,INTIMATE-RELATIONSHIPS,LATENT-VARIABLE ANALYSIS,PERCEPTION,MECHANISMS,Adult attachment,Inhibition,Avoidance,Emotion regulation,Negative priming},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {PII 927615236:612--PII 927615236:625},
  title        = {Adult attachment and attentional inhibition of interpersonal stimuli},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2010.508683},
  volume       = {25},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Dewitte, Marieke. 2011. “Adult Attachment and Attentional Inhibition of Interpersonal Stimuli.” Cognition & Emotion 25 (4): 612–625.
APA
Dewitte, M. (2011). Adult attachment and attentional inhibition of interpersonal stimuli. COGNITION & EMOTION, 25(4), 612–625.
Vancouver
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Dewitte M. Adult attachment and attentional inhibition of interpersonal stimuli. COGNITION & EMOTION. 2011;25(4):612–25.
MLA
Dewitte, Marieke. “Adult Attachment and Attentional Inhibition of Interpersonal Stimuli.” COGNITION & EMOTION 25.4 (2011): 612–625. Print.