Title

Attachment and Cognitive Openness: Emotional Underpinnings of Intellectual Humility

Publication Date

6-2014

Abstract

In an increasingly global world characterized by an expanding diversity of ideas and values, the ability to listen and to understand a differing viewpoint is a crucial virtue, one in which the future flourishing of humanity may rest. Some have called this virtue intellectual humility (IH; Samuelson, Church, Jarvinen, & Paulus, 2013). The present study fills an important gap in the current literature about IH by investigating how an understanding of emotion, emotion regulation, and attachment are crucial to understanding IH, particularly in the arena in which IH matters most: heated interpersonal disagreement. The primary aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between attachment orientation (both primed and self-reported attachment disposition) and cognitive openness—an indication of IH. Specifically, this research found that participants primed in a secure attachment condition demonstrated significantly greater cognitive openness to counterevidence with regard to (a)theistic belief than those in an ambivalent priming condition. Further, those exhibiting a secure trait-like attachment orientation exhibited significantly higher trait openness than those categorized as avoidant.

First Advisor

Barrett, Justin L.

Date Uploaded

10-17-2018

Collection Number

Psych0371E

Document Type

Dissertation

File Name

Jarvinen_fuller.psych_0371E_10110

Language

English

Keywords

Cognition, Emotions and cognition, Humility, Attachment behavior

Disciplines

Psychology

Rights

Material hosted by ProQuest subject to copyright

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https://search.proquest.com/docview/1705540562/912AD0EA18614647PQ/1?accountid=11008

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Embargo Period

10-17-2018

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