UK Attachment Network


For a copy of any of the papers below please contact the lead author.

Hirst, S., Hepper, E. G., & Tenenbaum, H. (in press). Attachment dimensions and forgiveness of others: A meta-analysis. Journal of Social & Personal Relationships.

Thorne, S. R., Hegarty, P., & Hepper, E. G. (in press). Beyond heteronormativity: Toward equality in theory in the psychology of romantic love. Theory & Psychology.

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.

Millings, A., Carnelley, K. B., Rowe, A. C., Wilderspin, A., Wiseman, H., & Cavanagh, K.  (2018).  Priming attachment security improves attitudes towards a range of therapies, British Journal of Psychology

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

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

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.

Carnelley, K. B., & Hepper, E. G. (2015). Stigma, attachment and relationship dissolution: Commentary on Meanings of Intimacy. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 15, 401-405. DOI: 10.1111/asap.12088

Walsh, J., Hepper, E. G., & Marshall, B. (2014). Investigating attachment, caregiving, and mental health: A model of maternal-fetal relationships. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14, 383. DOI: 10.1186/s12884-014-0383-1

Walsh, J., Hepper, E.G., Bagge, S., Wadephul, F., & Jomeen, J. (2013). Maternal-fetal relationships and psychological health: Emerging research directions. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology

Otway, L., Carnelley, K. B., & Rowe, A. C.  (2013) Texting “boosts” felt security.  Attachment and Human Development.

Millings, A., Walsh, J., Hepper, E. G., & O’Brien, M. (2013). Good partner, good parent: Responsiveness mediates the link between romantic attachment and parenting style. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 170-180. DOI: 10.1177/0146167212468333

Otway, L., & Carnelley, K. B. (2013).  Exploring the associations between adult attachment security and self-actualization and self-transcendence. Self and Identity, 12, 217-230.

Wilkinson, L.L., Rowe, A.C. & Heath, G. H. (2013). Eating me up inside: Priming attachment security and anxiety, and their effects on snacking. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Julal, F. S., & Carnelley, K. B. (2012).  Attachment, perceptions of care and caregiving to romantic partners and friends.  European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, 832-843.

Luke, M.A., Sedikides, C., & Carnelley, K. (2012). Your love lifts me higher! The energizing quality of secure relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 721-733.

Boag, E., & Carnelley, K. B.  (2012). Self-reported discrimination and discriminatory behaviour: The role of attachment security.  British Journal of Social Psychology, 51, 393-403.

Fussell, N., Rowe, A., & Mohr, C. (2012). Hemispheric processing of differently-valenced and self-relevant attachment words in middle-aged married and separated individuals. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition.

Hall, N. R., Bouças, S. B., & Millings, A. (2012). Adult attachment orientation and implicit behavioral mimicry. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 36(4), 235-247

Millings, A., Buck, R., Montgomery, A., Spears, M., & Stallard, P. (2012). School connectedness, peer attachment, and self-esteem as predictors of adolescent depression. Journal of Adolescence, 35(4), 1061-1067.

Hepper, E., & Carnelley, K. B. (2012).  The self-esteem roller coaster:  Adult attachment moderates the impact of daily feedback.  Personal Relationships, 19, 504-520. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.2011.01375.x

Rowe, A. C., Carnelley, K. B., Harwood, J., Micklewright, D., Russouw, L., Rennie, C. L., & Liossi, C.  (2012). The effect of attachment orientation priming on pain sensitivity in pain-free individuals. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 29, 488-507.

Rosenthal, H., Walsh, J., Crisp, R., Farrow, C., Waugh, M., Blissett, J., & Millings, A. (2012). Attachment anxiety and friendship group identification under attachment threat: The moderating role of priming support network expectations. Personality and Individual Differences 53, 562–56.