Adult attachment and the perception of emotional expressions: probing the hyperactivating strategies underlying anxious attachment.

@article{Fraley2006AdultAA,
  title={Adult attachment and the perception of emotional expressions: probing the hyperactivating strategies underlying anxious attachment.},
  author={R Chris Fraley and Paula M. Niedenthal and Michael A. Marks and Claudia Chloe Brumbaugh and Amanda M. Vicary},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  year={2006},
  volume={74 4},
  pages={1163-90}
}
According to adult attachment theory, individual differences in attachment-related anxiety reflect variation in individuals' vigilance to cues relevant to appraising and monitoring the availability and responsiveness of significant others. To investigate this assumption, the authors adopted a morph movie paradigm in which participants were shown movies of faces in which an emotional facial expression changed gradually to a neutral one (Study 1) or a neutral expression changed to an emotional… CONTINUE READING

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