Reference : Attachment Status Affects Heart Rate Responses to Experimental Ostracism in Inpatient...
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Treatment & clinical psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/24795
Attachment Status Affects Heart Rate Responses to Experimental Ostracism in Inpatients with Depression
English
De Rubeis, Jannika [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) > Institute for Health and Behaviour]
Sütterlin, Stefan [Lillehammer University College, Lillehammer > Dept. of Psychology]
Lange, Diane [Eos-Klinik für Psychotherapie, Alexianer GmbH, Münster]
Pawelzik, Markus [Eos-Klinik für Psychotherapie, Alexianer GmbH, Münster]
van Randenborgh, Annette [University of Applied Sciences Münster, Münster]
Victor, Daniela [Eos-Klinik für Psychotherapie, Alexianer GmbH, Münster]
Vögele, Claus mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
2016
PLoS ONE
Public Library of Science
11
3
e0150375
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
1932-6203
San Franscisco
CA
[en] Depression is assumed to be both a risk factor for rejection and a result of it, and as such constitutes an important factor in rejection research. Attachment theory has been applied to understand psychological disorders, such as depression, and can explain individual differences in responses to rejection. Research on autonomic nervous system activity to rejection experiences has been contradictory, with opposing strings of argumentation (activating vs. numbing). We investigated autonomic nervous system-mediated peripheral physiological responses (heart rate) to experimentally manipulated ostracism (Cyberball) in 97 depressed patients with organized (n = 52) and disorganized attachment status (n= 45). Controlling for baseline mean heart rate levels, depressed patients with disorganized attachment status responded to ostracism with significantly higher increases in heart rate than depressed patients with organized attachment status (p=.029; ηp²=.051). These results suggest that attachment status may be a useful indicator of autonomic responses to perceived social threat, which in turn may affect the therapeutic process and the patient-therapist relationship.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/24795
10.1371/journal.pone.0150375

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