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An integration of attachment theory and reinforcement sensitivity theory

Ure, Kimberley Ann 2011, An integration of attachment theory and reinforcement sensitivity theory, D.Psych (H) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

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Title An integration of attachment theory and reinforcement sensitivity theory
Alternative title The utility of the transtheoretical model in clinical practice
Author Ure, Kimberley Ann
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name D.Psych (H)
Thesis advisor Karantzas, GeryORCID iD for Karantzas, Gery orcid.org/0000-0002-1503-2991
Date submitted 2011-08-08
Keyword(s) appetitive motivation
aversive motivation
reinforcement sensitivity theory
attachment theory
Summary This thesis examined how relationship experiences shape people's sensitivity to detect threat and reward in romantic relationships and substance use scenarios. Findings indicated that anxious individuals experienced difficulty in distinguishing between threat and reward. In contrast, avoidant individuals were quick to detect threat either fleeing or confronting the problem aggressively.
Language eng
Field of Research 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
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Dewey Decimal Classification 150.1943
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