Journal article

Relationship patterns associated with dimensions of vulnerability to psychopathology

Nicholas B Allen, Nick Haslam, Assaf Semedar

COGNITIVE THERAPY AND RESEARCH | SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS | Published : 2005

Abstract

Associations between vulnerability to psychopathology and atypical ways of perceiving and conducting relationships were investigated in a study of 350 undergraduates. Self-report measures of traits associated with vulnerability to depression, bipolar disorder and psychosis were used to predict atypical relationships with family members, close friends, student peers, and authority figures. Tendencies to implement four basic relational models in personal relationships of each type were examined. Depression-proneness was associated with tendencies to apprehend family and close friend relationships in unusually close and asymmetrical ways. Vulnerability to bipolar disorder was manifest in relati..

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