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Katherine Carnelley

Katherine Carnelley

  • SPN Mentor

I conduct research in the area of personal relationships. More specifically, I examine how attachment experiences with parents and romantic partners influence how people view the self, others and relationships. My research focuses on how these models of self and others influence people's thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in romantic relationships. I also investigate widowhood and depression, examining factors that influence the variability of response to loss.

Primary Interests:

  • Close Relationships
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Self and Identity
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

Journal Articles:

  • Brennan, K. A., & Carnelley, K. B. (1999). Using meaning to mend holes in the nomological net of excessive reassurance seeking and depression: Reaction to Joiner, Metalsky, Katz, & Beach, "Depression and excessive reassurance seeking," Psychological Inquiry, 10, 282-285.
  • Carnelley, K. B., Israel, S., & Brennan, K. (2007). The role of attachment in influencing reactions to manipulated feedback from romantic partners. European Journal of Social Psychology, 36, 1-19.
  • Carnelley, K. B., & Janoff-Bulman, R. (1992). Optimism about love relationships: General vs. specific lessons from one's personal experiences. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 9, 5-20.
  • Carnelley, K. B., Pietromonaco, P. R., & Jaffe, K. (1996). Attachment, caregiving, and relationship functioning in couples: Effects of self and partner. Personal Relationships, 3, 257-277.
  • Carnelley, K. B., Pietromonaco, P. R., & Jaffe, K. (1994). Depression, working models of others, and relationship functioning. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66, 127-140.
  • Carnelley, K. B., & Rowe, A. C. (2007). Repeated priming of attachment security influences immediate and later views of self and relationships. Personal Relationships, 14, 307-320.
  • Carnelley, K. B., Ruscher, J. B. (2000). Adult attachment and exploratory behavior in leisure. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 15, 153-165.
  • Carnelley, K. B., Ruscher, J. B., & Shaw, S. K. (1999). Meta-accuracy about potential relationship partners' models of others, Personal Relationships, 6, 95-109.
  • Carnelley, K. B., Wortman, C. B., Bolger, N., & Burke, C. T. (2006). The time course of grief reactions to spousal loss: Evidence from a national probability sample. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 476-492..
  • Carnelley, K. B., Wortman, C. B., & Kessler, R. C. (1999). The impact of widowhood on depression: Findings from a prospective survey. Psychological Medicine, 29, 1111-1123.
  • Luke, M. A., Maio, G. R., & Carnelley, K. B. (2004). Attachment models of the self and others: Relations with self-esteem, humanity-esteem, and parental treatment. Personal Relationships, 11, 281-303.
  • Maio, G. R., Thomas, G., Fincham, F. D., & Carnelley, K. B. (2008). Unravelling the causes and consequences of forgiveness in families. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 307-319.
  • Pietromonaco, P. R., & Carnelley, K. B. (1994). Gender and working models of attachment: Consequences for perceptions of self and romantic relationships. Personal Relationships, 1, 63-82.
  • Rowe, A. C., & Carnelley, K. B. (2005). Preliminary support for the use of a hierarchical mapping technique to examine attachment networks. Personal Relationships, 12, 499-519.
  • Rowe, A. C., & Carnelley, K. B. (2003). Attachment style differences in the processing of attachment-relevant information: Primed-style effects on recall, interpersonal expectations, and affect. Personal Relationships, 10, 59-76.

Courses Taught:

  • Attachment and Personal Relationships
  • Social Psychology

Katherine Carnelley
University of Southampton
School of Psychology
Highfield Campus
Southampton SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom

  • Phone: 023 80593004
  • Fax: 023 80594597

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