While there is substantial evidence that emotion regulation plays a role in the maintenance of substance and behavior addiction, its role in addiction to social networking sites SNS remains unclear. Drawing on attachment theory, we explore whether emotion regulation mediates the relationship between insecure attachment and SNS addiction among college students. The results indicated that attachment anxiety positively predicted SNS addiction and that emotion regulation mediated this link. The use of social networking sites SNS is now pervasive among college students because of the widespread availability of mobile devices. SNSs are centered on the formation and maintenance of social connections and close relationships. The top three most popular social media sites in China were WeChat utilization ratio:
Four styles of adult attachment - Evergreen Psychotherapy Center
In psychology , the theory of attachment can be applied to adult relationships including friendships, emotional affairs, adult romantic relationships or platonic relationships and in some cases relationships with inanimate objects " transitional objects ". Investigators have explored the organization and the stability of mental working models that underlie these attachment styles. They have also explored how attachment impacts relationship outcomes and how attachment functions in relationship dynamics. Mary Ainsworth and John Bowlby founded modern attachment theory on studies of children and their caregivers.
Addiction and Attachment View all 23 Articles. Background: Current literature suggests a tenuous link among childhood trauma, personality organization, adult attachment, and emotional functioning in various psychiatric disorders. However, empirical research focusing on the interaction of these concepts is sparse.
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