Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Psychological mindedness (PM) has been studied primarily as a psychotherapy-related variable. There is a limited and inconclusive body of research exploring the relationship between PM and developmental constructs like attachment style. Additionally, there is a limited and contradictory body of research regarding the relationship between PM and various types of anxiety. This study explored the relationships between PM, anxiety, and attachment style. Significant negative relationships were found between PM and three types of anxiety (state, trait, and social). Significant inverse relationships were found between PM and anxious and avoidant attachment to peers, mother, and father. Trait anxiety and avoidant attachment to peers emerged as significant predictors of PM Theoretical and clinical implications are discussed.
BF1 .M63 v. 18 no. 1 2012
Owens, Kara and Prout, Tracy A.
"Predicting psychological mindedness: anxiety and attachment styles,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 18:
1, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol18/iss1/11