Recent Publications

For a copy of any of the papers below please contact the lead author or the relevant UKAN member.

In Press

Luke, M. A., Carnelley, K. B., & Sedikides, C. (in press) Attachments in the workplace: How attachment security in the workplace benefits the organization.  European Journal of Social Psychology,

Kobori, O., Sawamiya, Y., Yoshinaga, N., Rowe, A., Wilkinson, L. (in press). Investigation of attachment orientation and affect regulation: Use of a novel affect regulation mapping tool in Japanese athletes.Psychologia.


Rowe, A. C., Gold, E. R., & Carnelley, K. B.  (2020).  The effectiveness of attachment security priming in improving positive affect and reducing negative affect:  A systematic review.  International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, doi: 10.3390/ijerph17030968

Douglas, T. D., Stephens, J. W., Barry, J., Lee, M. D., & Wilkinson, L. L. (2020). The influence of attachment orientation on weight loss, eating behaviour and other health outcomes among patients undergoing bariatric surgery: A scoping review. Appetite, 147, 104504.


Shearman, N., Millings, A., Carroll, D., & Rowe, A. C. (2019). A preliminary exploration of the links between attachment disorganisation and schizotypy dimensions in adulthood. Schizophrenia Research, 208, 493.

Millings, A., Carnelley, K. B., Rowe, A. C., Wilderspin, A., Wiseman, H., & Cavanagh, K.  (2019).  Priming attachment security improves attitudes towards a range of therapies, British Journal of Psychology, 110, 15-39. 

Wilkinson, L. L., Rowe, A.C., & Millings, A. (2019). Disorganised attachment predicts body mass index via uncontrolled eating. International Journal of Obesity, 1. Manuscript Number: 2019IJO00092R 

Hirst, S., Hepper, E. G., & Tenenbaum, H. (2019). Attachment dimensions and forgiveness of others: A meta-analysis. Journal of Social & Personal Relationships,  36, 3960-3985. DOI: 10.1177/0265407519841716


Thorne, S. R., Hegarty, P., & Hepper, E. G. (2019). Beyond heteronormativity: Toward equality in theory in the psychology of romantic love. Theory & Psychology, 29, 240-257. DOI: 10.1177/0959354319826725

Carnelley, K. B., & Boag, E.  (2019).  Attachment and prejudice.  Current Opinion in Psychology, 25, 110-114.



Julal, F. S. (2018). Holding the baby: Using the Leiden Infant Simulator Sensitivity Assessment to examine attachment theory’s sensitivity hypothesis. Psychology Learning and Teaching, 17, 229-241.


Carnelley, K., Bejinaru, M-M., Otway, L., Baldwin, D., & Rowe, A. (2018). Effects of repeated attachment security priming in outpatients with primary depressive disorders. Journal of Affective Disorders. DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2018.02.040


Wilkinson, L., Rowe, A., Robinson, E. & Hardman, C. (2018). Explaining the relationship between attachment anxiety, eating behaviour and BMI. Appetite. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2018.04.029



Darwin, Z., & Walsh, J. (2017). The maternal-fetal relationship: conceptualisation, measurement and application in practice. In L. C. Edozien, & P. M. S. O'Brien (Eds.), Biopsychosocial Factors in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.


Wilkinson, L, Rowe, A, Sheldon, C, Johnson, A & Brunstrom, J, (2017). Disinhibited eating mediates differences in attachment insecurity between bariatric surgery candidates/ recipients and lean controls. International Journal of Obesity. 41(12), 1831-1834. doi:10.1038/ijo.2017.157


Julal, F. S., Carnelley, K. B., & Rowe, A. (2017): The relationship between attachment style and placement of parents in adults’ attachment networks over time. Attachment and Human Development,

Krasuska M, Lavda A, Thompson AR & Millings A (2017) The role of adult attachment orientation and coping in psychological adjustment to living with skin conditions. British Journal of Dermatology


Hart, C. M., Bush-Evans, R. D., Hepper, E. G., & Hickman, H. M. (2017). The children of Narcissus: Insights into narcissists' parenting styles. Personality and Individual Differences, 117, 249-254. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2017.06.019


Stevenson JC, Emerson LM & Millings A (2017) The Relationship Between Adult Attachment Orientation and Mindfulness: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Mindfulness.


Carnelley, K. B., Otway, L. J., & Rowe, A. C. (2016). The effects of attachment priming on depressed and anxious mood. Clinical Psychological Science, 4, 433-450. 

Sedikides, C., Wildschut, T., Cheung, W. Y., Routledge, C., Hepper, E. G., Arndt, J., Vail, K., Zhou, X., Brackstone, K., & Vingerhoets, A. (2016). Nostalgia fosters self-continuity: Uncovering the mechanism (social connectedness) and consequence (eudaimonic wellbeing). Emotion, 16, 524-539. DOI: 10.1037/emo0000136

Rowe, A, Shepstone, LLS, Carnelley, K, Cavanagh, K & Millings, AK, (2016). Attachment Security and Self-compassion Priming Increase the Likelihood that First-time Engagers in Mindfulness Meditation Will Continue with Mindfulness Training. Mindfulness, vol 7., pp. 642-650

Millings, A., Hepper, E. G., Hart, C. M., Swift, L., & Rowe, A. (2016). Holding back the tears: Individual differences in adult crying proneness reflect attachment orientation and attitudes to crying. Frontiers in Psychology: Personality and Social Psychology, 7, 1003. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01003

Sirois F, Millings A & Hirsch J (2016) Insecure attachment orientation and well-being in emerging adults: The roles of perceived social support and fatigue. Personality and Individual Differences, 101, 318-321.

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