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Can attachment style shape group identity?

New article in Personality and Social Psychology!

How important for the nation is a sense of security for its citizens? More on this topic can be learned from the newest article co-authored by Political Cognition Lab members and collaborators dr Marta Marchlewska (Instytut Psychologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk), dr Paulina Górska (Wydział Psychologii UW), dr Ricky Green (Political Psychology at Kent), Dagmara Szczepańska (Instytut Psychologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk and Akademia Pedagogiki Specjalnej im. Marii Grzegorzewskiej), dr Marta Rogoza (Instytut Psychologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk), Zuzanna Molenda (Instytut Psychologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk, and Piotr Michalski (Instytut Psychologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk)!

In the article that has just been published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (IF = 5.10), we analyze both the causes, as well as the effects of two different types of national identity. We show that attachment anxiety may be at the heart of the narcissistic group identity, which, in turn, is related to belief in conspiracy theories, engagement in non-normative collective action, and the willingness to conspire against our own group! 

The article can be found through the link below:

From Individual Anxiety to Collective Narcissism? Adult Attachment Styles and Different Types of National Commitment