The relation of dissociation and mind wandering to unresolved/disorganized attachment: an experience sampling study

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@article{f464340a8d7343d4bb28fea1a31aa0c4,
title = "The relation of dissociation and mind wandering to unresolved/disorganized attachment: an experience sampling study",
abstract = "Individuals with unresolved/disorganized representations of childhood trauma (U/d attachment) report more psychological distress than others, but little is known about their everyday mentation. In the present study adults with childhood trauma (N = 45) completed the Berkeley-Leiden Adult Attachment Questionnaire-Unresolved (BLAAQ-U) and the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI), and reported everyday mentation during 5 days of experience sampling. The BLAAQ-U and the AAI showed a medium association with each other, but only the former significantly predicted negative affect, dissociation, and low control/awareness of mentation. Contrary to our predictions, U/d attachment did not significantly predict mind wandering, but the BLAAQ-U predicted endorsements of a negative mind wandering style. U/d attachment, as assessed by both instruments, was associated with the Poor attentional control style and beliefs in anomalous mental phenomena. Experience sampling is a valuable way to investigate everyday experiences in individuals with U/d attachment.",
keywords = "detachment, disorganized attachment, dissociative experiences, experience sampling, mind wandering",
author = "{MARKUSSON CLAVERTZ}, DAVID and Sabina Gusic and Hans Bengtsson and Heidi Jacobsen and Etzel Carde{\~n}a",
year = "2017",
month = feb,
day = "5",
doi = "10.1080/14616734.2016.1261914",
language = "English",
volume = "19",
pages = "170--190",
journal = "Attachment and Human Development",
issn = "1469-2988",
publisher = "Taylor & Francis",
number = "2",

}