Samband mellan psykopatiska drag och otrygga anknytningsstilar hos vuxna

Translated title of the thesis: Relationship between psychopathic trait and insecure attachment styles in adults
  • Ulrika Friström

Student thesis: Bachelor


Psychopathic traits can have negative consequences such as antisocial behaviour and low empathy. In order to be able to prevent it, research has looked at various reasons why such traits develop. Among other things, they have looked at whether insecure attachment styles have a connection with psychopathic traits.


In this study, 102 people participated in a convenience sample. Of those who responded, 83.3% were women and the rest were men, most were in the age groups between 41–64 years.


This study showed a weak association between insecure-avoidant attachment style and psychopathic traits. Other studies have been done with other sample groups with problems such as psychiatric diagnosis and crime. Probably the result would have been different with a different selection. The tendency, however, is that there is a connection between insecure-avoidant attachment style and psychopathic traits. 

Date of Award2020-Dec-22
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorJohanna Gry Masche-No (Supervisor), Ilkka Salo (Supervisor) & Jimmy Jensen (Examiner)

Courses and Subjects

  • Psychology

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Psychology (50101)


  • psychopathic traits
  • insecure attachment styles
  • connection
  • adults
  • relationships

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