Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

1-1-2006

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Psychology

Abstract

This study examined the effects of adult attachment dimensions, the activation of the attachment system, and gender on ability to correctly identify expressions of emotion. A total of 185 undergraduates from ISU participated. Multiple regression results indicated that attachment anxiety and avoidance are negatively related to self-perceived ability to detect emotion. Results also indicated that attachment anxiety is positively related to ability to detect expressions of disgust, while attachment avoidance is negatively related to ability to detect expressions of disgust. Activation of the attachment system was associated with lower accuracy overall and more specifically for expressions of anger. Results also indicated that females were more accurate overall and more specifically for expressions of disgust and happiness.

Copyright Owner

Philip Andrew Shaffer

Language

en

OCLC Number

76830156

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

74 pages

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