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TitleAutonomic correlates of attachment insecurity in a sample of women with eating disorders
Author(s)Dias, Pedro
Soares, Isabel
Klein, John
Cunha, João P S
Roisman, Glenn I.
KeywordsEating Disorders
autonomic correlates of attachment
psychophysiology
Adult Attachment Interview
Issue dateMar-2011
PublisherRoutledge
JournalAttachment & Human Development
CitationDias, Pedro , Soares, Isabel , Klein, John , Cunha, João P. S. and Roisman, Glenn I.(2011) 'Autonomic correlates of attachment insecurity in a sample of women with eating disorders', Attachment & Human Development, 13: 2, 155 — 167. DOI: 10.1080/14616734.2011.554005
Abstract(s)This study examined associations between attachment insecurity and autonomic response during the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) in a sample of 47 women with eating disorders using a new system for the synchronous acquisition of behavioral and physiological data: the Bio Dual-channel and Representation of Attachment Multimedia System (BioDReAMS; Soares, Cunha, Zhan Jian Li, Pinho, & Neves, 1998). Consistent with the emerging literature on the psychophysiology of adult attachment, insecurity was positively correlated with electrodermal reactivity during the AAI. Furthermore, relatively secure patients showed some evidence of parasympathetic withdrawal, which can be conceptualized as evidence of more effective emotion regulation. Results suggest that, even among women with diagnosed psychopathology, security is associated with moreproductive patterns of psychophysiological response to attachment-related challenges.
TypeArticle
URIhttps://hdl.handle.net/1822/70318
DOI10.1080/14616734.2011.554005
ISSN1461-6734
e-ISSN1469-2988
Publisher versionhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14616734.2011.554005
Peer-Reviewedyes
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