Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Kevin Carlson

Reader 2

Stacey Wood

Rights Information

© 2015 Ivette R Munoz


Our attachment style, how it is developed, and the impact it has on individuals have been important topics of interest for generations. While previous studies have found insecure attachments and emotional distress are positively related, this study attempts to find the correlations looking at attachment styles on their own. This study introduces the investigation of specific attachment levels on certain aspects of emotional distress (generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and depression). Overall, this study aims to identify if attachment style serves as a predictor of emotional distress, but more specifically, its manifestation. For example, it will attempt to find distinct attachment styles as indicators of social anxiety, depression, and general anxiety disorder based on previous findings and characteristics of the attachment styles and psychological disorders.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.