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Applying adult attachment to health domains

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  • Full or part time
    Dr A Millings
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
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Project Description

Adult attachment theory posits that our history of received emotional care throughout life defines our affect regulation strategies in adulthood (Mikulincer & Shaver, 2007). Several studies have found that attachment orientation predicts coping with various health conditions. Social-cognitive attachment researchers have found that priming attachment security has many positive effects, on both cognitive and affective outcomes. This PhD would examine the potential utility of attachment security priming in the context of health conditions.

Funding Notes

Requirements: We ask for a good honours degree of 2:1 or above and generally a masters or pending masters (merit or distinction) in Psychology or a related discipline.

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