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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Title: Attachment style as a predictor of positive event-related brain potentials in a social-stimulation task
Author: Dainer-Best, Justin
Advisor: Compton, Rebecca
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Psychology
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2009
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.
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Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/3602

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Dainer-Best, Justin. "Attachment style as a predictor of positive event-related brain potentials in a social-stimulation task". 2009. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/3602.

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