The relational context of aggression in borderline personality disorder: using adult attachment style to predict forms of hostility.

@article{Critchfield2008TheRC,
  title={The relational context of aggression in borderline personality disorder: using adult attachment style to predict forms of hostility.},
  author={Kenneth L. Critchfield and Kenneth N. Levy and John F. Clarkin and Otto Kernberg},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={67-82}
}
Attachment theory provides a framework for understanding and predicting critical aspects of aggression in the personality disorders. An association between borderline personality disorder (BPD) and insecure forms of adult attachment marked by high relationship anxiety has been repeatedly observed in the empirical literature. Aggression also has been linked to insecure attachment. The present study extends previous work by exploring the degree to which the underlying attachment dimensions of… CONTINUE READING

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