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The influence of attachment on implicit affective opinions towards caregivers

Rydström, Anders LU (2013) PSPT02 20131
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The influence of attachment quality and style on implicit emotional opinions towards caregivers was measured using an affective priming task very similar to a lexical decision task. The reaction time in milliseconds for each prime and target word combination was recorded and used and indication of associative strength between the two. Two attachment tests was administered, the ASQ-Sw questionnaire, a self-report questionnaire with 40 questions measuring attachment style on five different dimensions and an electronic version of the SBST test, which is a narrative-based test measuring the presence of an secure-base script. The priming task had four different primes, mother and father and two control primes and a total of 128 different... (More)
The influence of attachment quality and style on implicit emotional opinions towards caregivers was measured using an affective priming task very similar to a lexical decision task. The reaction time in milliseconds for each prime and target word combination was recorded and used and indication of associative strength between the two. Two attachment tests was administered, the ASQ-Sw questionnaire, a self-report questionnaire with 40 questions measuring attachment style on five different dimensions and an electronic version of the SBST test, which is a narrative-based test measuring the presence of an secure-base script. The priming task had four different primes, mother and father and two control primes and a total of 128 different negative and positive target words. A total of 33 participants completed all of the tests and results show that one of the attachment styles indicating an insecure attachment had an influence on the participants implicit emotional opinions towards their caregivers, the other attachment styles did not, the two attachment tests was positively linked to each other and showed similar results, gender differences in regard to attachment was also found. The priming task reveled that participants in general had more positive than negative emotional opinions towards their caregivers, especially towards mothers. The participants also had more positive than negative emotional opinions towards the control prime Gandhi but no difference was found for Hitler. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Anknytningens påverkan på implicita emotionella åsikter gentemot vårdnadsgivare studerades genom ett experiment som innehöll en affektiv priming uppgift liknande den välkända lexikala beslutsuppgiften ”lexical decision task” (LDT). Reaktionstiden i millisekunder för varje prime och mål ord kombination registrerades och användes som indikator för den associativa styrkan mellan de två. Två anknytningstest administrerades, dels ASQ-Sw testet, som är ett självfrågeformulär innehållande 40 frågor som mäter anknytning på fem olika dimensioner samt en elektronisk version av SBST testet, vilket är ett narrativt test för att mäta förekomsten av säker bas skript. Priming testet hade fyra olika primes, mamma och pappa samt två kontroll primes och... (More)
Anknytningens påverkan på implicita emotionella åsikter gentemot vårdnadsgivare studerades genom ett experiment som innehöll en affektiv priming uppgift liknande den välkända lexikala beslutsuppgiften ”lexical decision task” (LDT). Reaktionstiden i millisekunder för varje prime och mål ord kombination registrerades och användes som indikator för den associativa styrkan mellan de två. Två anknytningstest administrerades, dels ASQ-Sw testet, som är ett självfrågeformulär innehållande 40 frågor som mäter anknytning på fem olika dimensioner samt en elektronisk version av SBST testet, vilket är ett narrativt test för att mäta förekomsten av säker bas skript. Priming testet hade fyra olika primes, mamma och pappa samt två kontroll primes och totalt 128 stycken olika positiva och negativa mål ord. 33 stycken deltagare genomförda samtliga tre tester och resultaten visade att en av anknytningsstilarna som indikerar en osäker anknytning påverkade deltagarnas implicita emotionella åsikter gentemot deras vårdnadsgivare, de andra anknytningsstilarna uppvisade inget sammanband. De två anknytningstesten som användes var positivt sammanlänkade och visade liknande resultat, könsskillnader i anknytning hittades också. Priming testet visade att deltagarna generellt hade mer positiva än negativa åsikter om deras vårdnadsgivare, speciellt gentemot deras mammor, deltagarna hade också mer positiva än negativa åsikter gentemot Gandhi medan inga skillnader fanns för Hitler (Less)
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Rydström, Anders LU
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PSPT02 20131
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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Attachment, priming, secure base script, ASQ, SBST, lexical decision task, affective priming, anknytning, säker bas skript, affektiv priming
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English
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4016639
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2013-09-05 08:36:38
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  author       = {Rydström, Anders},
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  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The influence of attachment on implicit affective opinions towards caregivers},
  year         = {2013},
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