Interpersonal attachment predicts identification with groups

Crisp, R.J. and Farrow, C.V. and Rosenthal, H.E.S. and Walsh, J. and Blissett, J. and Penn, N.M.K (2009) Interpersonal attachment predicts identification with groups. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45 (1). pp. 115-122. ISSN 0022-1031 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2008.09.006

Abstract

We propose a model documenting the relationship between interpersonal attachment style and identification with groups. We hypothesized that following threat to a romantic interpersonal relationship higher attachment anxiety would be associated with lowered tendencies to identify with groups. In two Studies using varied social groups we observed support for this hypothesis. In Experiment 1 we found that participants higher in attachment anxiety identified less with a salient ingroup after imagining a distressing argument with their romantic partner. In Experiment 2 we replicated these findings using an implicit measure of social identification and additionally observed a moderating role for attachment avoidance. We discuss the implications of these findings for theoretical models of interpersonal attachment and social identification.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Attachment; Social identification; Interpersonal relations
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Ros Beeching
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2010 09:31
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2010 09:31
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23641 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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