What's inside the minds of securely and insecurely attached people? The secure-base script and its associations with attachment-style dimensions.

  title={What's inside the minds of securely and insecurely attached people? The secure-base script and its associations with attachment-style dimensions.},
  author={Mario Mikulincer and Phillip R. Shaver and Yael Sapir-Lavid and Neta Avihou-Kanza},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={97 4},
In 8 studies the authors explored the procedural knowledge (secure-base script; H. S. Waters & E. Waters, 2006) associated with secure attachment (i.e., low scores on attachment anxiety and avoidance). The studies assessed the accessibility, richness, and automaticity of the secure-base script and the extent to which it guided the processing of attachment-relevant information. Secure attachment (lower scores on anxiety and avoidance) was associated with greater secure-base "scriptedness" of… 

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