Attachment Style as a Predictor of Positive Event-Related Brain Potentials in a Social-Stimulation Task

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Attachment Style as a Predictor of Positive Event-Related Brain Potentials in a Social-Stimulation Task

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dc.contributor.advisor Compton, Rebecca
dc.contributor.author Dainer-Best, Justin
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-20T15:54:30Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-20T15:54:30Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/3585
dc.description.abstract The current research considers the way that individual differences in attachment style might affect attention in social situations, as measured by electroencephalographic methods and the Late Positive Potential (LPP) wave. We hypothesized that highly attachment-anxious and highly attachment-avoidant subjects would demonstrate decreased LPP peaks in response to negative target images when in a sequence of ambiguous images, due to a violation of expectancy. Forty subjects responded to both sequences of three images and images presented solo. Analyses demonstrated no major distinction by attachment style, and no effect of expectancy violation. Rather, subjects seemed to respond to emotionality of images. en
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Dept. of Psychology
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcsh Attachment behavior
dc.subject.lcsh Evoked potentials (Electrophysiology)
dc.subject.lcsh Attention -- Social aspects
dc.title Attachment Style as a Predictor of Positive Event-Related Brain Potentials in a Social-Stimulation Task en
dc.type Thesis (B.A.) en


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