Date of Award


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First Advisor

Slane, Stephen

Subject Headings

Attachment behavior, Dissociation (Psychology), Interpersonal relations -- Psychological aspects, clinical psychology cognitive psychogy personal relationships psychology dissosociation dissociative symptoms dissociative disorders dissociation in the laboratory depersonalization derealization attachment attachment theory attachment styles childhood attachment insecure attachment parenting styles


The relationship between attachment style and dissociation was examined in this study. A total of 36 undergraduate students were administered self-report questionnaires that revealed their attachment style, and then underwent two tasks (dot-staring and mirror-staring) to evoke acute dissociative symptoms. In a repeated-measures design, it was found that individuals with insecure attachment experienced a significant increase in dissociation following both of the tasks than did those who were securely attached. Additionally, this increase was significantly greater for those participants who reported higher everyday dissociation

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