Parent attachment and affect regulation in young adults: The mediating role of self-representations

Catherine Cianci Cinguina, Pace University


This is an examination of issues that pertain to self and their relevancy to serious psychological study. It will be shown that the philosophical discourse about self has a place in the establishing parameters beyond that which can be established utilizing only behavioral or empirical techniques. It will be argued that philosophy lies at the center of such inquiry and is the basis for the cogent argumentation necessary to enhanced meaning and explanatory power. There will be no attempt to minimize the importance of rigorous scientific exploration, but quantitative and qualitative approaches will be the preferred methods for promoting the idea of the efficacy of dialogue between psychology and philosophy. Philosophy and psychology will be seen as complementary to one another in the sense that psychology tends to focus on analysis and philosophy on lending meaning to the analysis. Psychology and philosophy both benefit from this symbiotic relationship.

Subject Area

Developmental psychology

Recommended Citation

Cianci Cinguina, Catherine, "Parent attachment and affect regulation in young adults: The mediating role of self-representations" (2009). ETD Collection for Pace University. AAI3368314.



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