Published ETD Collection
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious disorder associated with impairment across multiple domains of functioning and treatment refractory behavior. Affective reactivity is a particularly detrimental feature of BPD; however, there are limitations of using single time-point assessments to measure this symptom. Studies have therefore employed ecological momentary assessment (EMA) to measure real time affective reactivity in BPD, with findings pointing to greater affective reactivity in adults with BPD versus healthy controls. However, little is known regarding antecedents of within-person affect change in BPD. Moreover, while it has been suggested that affective reactivity in BPD occurs in reaction to interpersonal cues of rejection and abandonment, few studies have demonstrated this in the context of daily life.