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Research and clinical interests: Attachment theory and its clinical applications Relational models of psychotherapy Trauma from rape or sexual assault Attachment security priming Pain management
Different psychotherapeutic theories provide contradictory accounts of adult narcissism as the product of either parental coldness or excessive parental admiration during childhood. Yet, none of these theories has been tested systematically in a nonclinical sample. The authors compared four structural equation models predicting overt and covert nar...
Attachment security can be induced in laboratory settings (e.g., Rowe & Carnelley, 2003) and the beneficial effects of repeated security priming can last for a number of days (e.g., Carnelley & Rowe, 2007). The priming process, however, can be costly in terms of time. We explored the effectiveness of security priming via text message. Participants...
Correlational evidence links attachment insecurity (attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance) to depression and anxiety (Carnelley, Pietromonaco, & Jaffe, 1994; Eng et al., 2001), but the causal directions of these relationships remain unspecified. Our aim (Study 1, N = 144) was to prime attachment anxiety and avoidance and test causal relations...
There are parallels between attachment needs (Bowlby, 1969/1982) and the love- and esteem-needs Maslow (1943) identified in his theory of self-actualization, which later included the other-oriented concept of self-transcendence (Koltko-Rivera, 2006). Our aim was to integrate these two theories of personality. A survey of undergraduates (N = 130) sh...
Background: The aim of this study was to assess the potential effectiveness of secure attachment priming in outpatients with depressive disorders. Methods: Forty-eight participants engaged in secure attachment priming or neutral priming in the laboratory (Time 1), after which they received three daily consecutive primes via text message (Times 2...
On the basis of correlational evidence linking attachment insecurity to depression and anxiety (Reis & Greyner, 2004; Eng et al., 2001) my first aim in Study 1 (N = 144) was to uncover causal relationships between attachment patterns and depression and anxiety. Anxious-primed participants reported higher depressed mood than secure-primed participan...