Biological Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Lifespan Psychology
My work seeks to advance the understanding of the mechanisms underlying the relationship/health link, especially earlier on in the lifespan. In the main, my studies have investigated attachment style in relation to objective, physiological markers of well-being. My interests include processes underlying connection (attachment, bonding) and disconnection (separation, loss and loneliness).
I am an Associate of the Psychophysiology and Stress Research Group, University of Westminster and the Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies, Middlesex University. For the latter group, I also work as a consultant and accredited trainer for the Attachment Style Interview.
Coulson, Mark and Oskis, Andrea and Spencer, Robert and Gould, Rebecca L. (2019) Tourism, migration, and the exodus to virtual worlds: Place attachment in massively multiplayer online gamers. Psychology of Popular Media Culture . ISSN 2160-4134 (Accepted/In press)
Oskis, Andrea and Borrill, Jo (2019) Attachment style and alexithymia as predictors of non-suicidal self-injury in young adults: A pilot study. Maltrattamento e abuso all'financia, 21 (1). pp. 11-21. ISSN 1591-4267
Oskis, Andrea and Borrill, Jo (2019) Using the attachment style interview to explore non-suicidal self-injury in men: The representational pathway from childhood trauma to non-suicidal self-injury. Maltrattamento e abuso all'financia, 21 (1). pp. 23-37. ISSN 1591-4267
Oskis, Andrea and Smyth, Nina and Flynn, Maria and Clow, Angela (2018) Repressors exhibit lower cortisol reactivity to group psychosocial stress. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 103 . pp. 33-40. ISSN 0306‐4530 (Published online first)
Coulson, Mark and Oskis, Andrea and Meredith, Jacqueline and Gould, Rebecca (2018) Attachment, attraction and communication in real and virtual worlds: a study of massively multiplayer online gamers. Computers in Human Behavior, 87 . pp. 49-57. ISSN 0747-5632