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2015 | 46 | 2 | 217-222
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Attachment and alexithymia are related, but mind-mindedness does not mediate this relationship

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The main aim of the study was to check: (a) attachment-related differences in alexithymia and (b) the mediating role of mind-mindedness in attachment-alexithymia relationship. Method: Attachment (PAM; Berry et al., 2007), alexithymia (TAS-20; Bagby, Taylor, & Parker, 1994) and mind-mindedness (“describe your friend” method; Meins et al, 2008) were measured in the sample of 128 Polish undergraduates. Results: Positive associations were seen between attachment anxiety and overall alexithymia scores and difficulty identifying emotions. Attachment avoidance was positively associated with overall alexithymia score, difficulty describing feelings and externally oriented thinking. Mind-mindedness was not related to neither attachment or alexithymia. Conclusion: There are attachment-related differences in alexithymia, but mind-mindedness seems not to mediate attachment-alexithymia relationship.
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Volume
46
Issue
2
Pages
217-222
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Dates
published
2015-06-01
online
2015-05-22
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  • Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University, ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Cracow, marta.szpak@o2.pl
  • Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University
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bwmeta1.element.doi-10_1515_ppb-2015-0029
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