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What is in the picture: Do target ratings reveal insecurities after being primed with attachment related pictures

Tolonen, Iina-Sofia LU (2017) PSYP01 20171
Department of Psychology
Abstract
Implicit measures have started to gain attention in the attachment literature,
as they offer a way to offer insight into information processing patterns,
which may not be open to investigation otherwise. The aim of the current
study was to investigate the role of supraliminal priming on ambiguous
stimuli in individuals who reported high levels of attachment anxiety and
avoidance, with a special interest on the positive attachment-related
information. A sample of 66 individuals performed an Affect Misattribution
Procedure (AMP), which presumably provides information about concealed
attitudes. Contrary to the expectations, there were no differences between
the high and low attachment anxiety and avoidance groups’ target
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Implicit measures have started to gain attention in the attachment literature,
as they offer a way to offer insight into information processing patterns,
which may not be open to investigation otherwise. The aim of the current
study was to investigate the role of supraliminal priming on ambiguous
stimuli in individuals who reported high levels of attachment anxiety and
avoidance, with a special interest on the positive attachment-related
information. A sample of 66 individuals performed an Affect Misattribution
Procedure (AMP), which presumably provides information about concealed
attitudes. Contrary to the expectations, there were no differences between
the high and low attachment anxiety and avoidance groups’ target
evaluations when primed with positive, negative, and neutral primes.
Females and participants in a relationship had quicker reaction times
compared to males and participants who were single. However, some trends
were evident with the highly anxious and avoidant participants, in
agreement with previous research. Limitations of the present study and
future directions are discussed. (Less)
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Tolonen, Iina-Sofia LU
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PSYP01 20171
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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English
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8925124
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@misc{8925124,
  abstract     = {Implicit measures have started to gain attention in the attachment literature, 
as they offer a way to offer insight into information processing patterns, 
which may not be open to investigation otherwise. The aim of the current 
study was to investigate the role of supraliminal priming on ambiguous 
stimuli in individuals who reported high levels of attachment anxiety and 
avoidance, with a special interest on the positive attachment-related 
information. A sample of 66 individuals performed an Affect Misattribution 
Procedure (AMP), which presumably provides information about concealed 
attitudes. Contrary to the expectations, there were no differences between 
the high and low attachment anxiety and avoidance groups’ target 
evaluations when primed with positive, negative, and neutral primes. 
Females and participants in a relationship had quicker reaction times 
compared to males and participants who were single. However, some trends 
were evident with the highly anxious and avoidant participants, in 
agreement with previous research. Limitations of the present study and 
future directions are discussed.},
  author       = {Tolonen, Iina-Sofia},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {What is in the picture: Do target ratings reveal insecurities after being primed with attachment related pictures},
  year         = {2017},
}