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Attachment may Predispose Bias to Negativity/Positivity

Poster Session II - Board: II-041
Friday, May 22, 2009, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yerba Buena 7

Jennifer L. Perella
University at Albany, State University of New York

Monica Rodriguez
University at Albany, The State University of New York

Participants' attachment style and other personal characteristics were assessed. Participants then rated pictures of people, landscapes, and objects as either safe or threatening. In addition to these ratings, reaction times for each picture were recorded. Results suggest that attachment style influences perception and emotional interpretation of our surroundings.

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