Repeated priming of attachment security influences later views af self and relationships

KB Carnelley, AC Rowe

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Abstract

Research shows that priming attachment security results in positive relationship expectations and affect (Rowe & Carnelley, 2003). We examined whether repetitive priming of attachment security (e.g., experimentally activating cognitive representations of attachment security) would have more lasting effects on relationship- and self-views. Participants provided baseline measures at Time 1. On 3 occasions (across 3 days), we primed participants with attachment security or a neutral prime (Times 2-4). Two days later (Time 5), participants completed trait-level measures not preceded by a prime. As expected, those repeatedly primed with attachment security reported more positive relationship expectations, more positive self-views, and less attachment anxiety at Time 5 than at Time 1; those primed with neutral primes showed no change with time. These priming effects last longer than those typically found.
Translated title of the contributionRepeated priming of attachment security influences later views af self and relationships
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307 - 320
Number of pages14
JournalPersonal Relationships
Volume14 (2)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

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Publisher: WileyBlackwell

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