Contributions of psychophysiology to research on adult attachment: review and recommendations

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Psychology
Creator Diamond, Lisa
Title Contributions of psychophysiology to research on adult attachment: review and recommendations
Date 2001-10-08
Description Despite the increasing use of psychophysiological measures to investigate social and interpersonal phenomena, few studies of adult romantic attachment have taken advantage of this approach. In this article I argue for a biologically-specific, theory-based integration of psychophysiological measures into adult attachment research. This approach would help elucidate the normative psychobiological properties of the attachment system, which have received little study in humans. Specifically, it would allow researchers to test targeted hypotheses regarding affect and arousal regulation in attachment relationships. I provide a general introduction to 2 biological systems that hold particular promise for adult attachment research: the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical axis of the endocrine system. I highlight the relevance of these systems for attachment phenomena and review findings from selected social psychophysiological
Type Text
Publisher Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Volume 5
Issue 4
First Page 276
Last Page 295
Subject Attachment; Emotions; Physiology
Subject LCSH Attachment behavior; Psychobiology; Psychophysiology
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Diamond, L. (2001). Contributions of psychophysiology to research on adult attachment: review and recommendations. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 5(4), 276-95.
Rights Management (c) Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. contact LEA for permission to use or reprint is included.
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Date Modified 2021-05-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65q5ddj
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