Attachment and Emotion regulation in romantic relationships

A flourishing romantic relationship strongly contributes to both our mental and physical health, potentially by increasing resilience.

In this project we investigate the mechanisms through which attachment orientations are associated with emotion regulation in romantic relationships, and how that subsequently impacts our mood.

We will use multiple methodologies including systematic literature review and experience sampling methodology to observe how attachment, emotion regulation and mood interact in day to day life.

The results will provide insights on development of tailored support for adults with attachment insecurity to improve their emotion regulation and quality of their romantic relationships.

COLLABORATORS: dr. Farnaz Mosannenzadeh (PhD student) & dr. Johan Karremans

FUNDING: This project is directly funded by the Behavioural Science Institute of Radboud University