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Influence of Attachment Styles on Romantic Relationships
- J. Simpson
- 1 November 1990
This investigation examined the impact of secure, anxious, and avoidant attachment styles on romantic relationships in a longitudinal study involving 144 dating couples. For both men and women, the…
Individual differences in sociosexuality: evidence for convergent and discriminant validity.
Individual differences in willingness to engage in uncommitted sexual relations were investigated in 6 studies and it was demonstrated that the SOI correlates negligibly with measures of sexual satisfaction, anxiety, and guilt.
The evolution of human mating: Trade-offs and strategic pluralism
During human evolutionary history, there were “trade-offs” between expending time and energy on child-rearing and mating, so both men and women evolved conditional mating strategies guided by cues…
The Measurement of Perceived Relationship Quality Components: A Confirmatory Factor Analytic Approach
This research tested three models of how the relationship evaluation components of satisfaction, commitment, intimacy, trust, passion, and love are structured and cognitively represented.…
Ideals in intimate relationships.
- G. Fletcher, J. Simpson, G. Thomas, L. Giles
- Psychology, BusinessJournal of Personality and Social Psychology
The higher the consistency between the ideals and related assessments of the current partner and relationship, the more positively the current relationship was evaluated.
Support seeking and support giving within couples in an anxiety-provoking situation: The role of attachment styles.
This study examined how adult attachment styles moderate spontaneous behavior between dating couples when 1 member of the dyad is confronted with an anxiety-provoking situation. Eighty-three dating…
Conflict in close relationships: an attachment perspective.
- J. Simpson, W. S. Rholes, D. Phillips
- PsychologyJournal of Personality and Social Psychology
- 1 November 1996
Investigating how perceptions of current dating partners and relationships change after people with different attachment orientations attempt to resolve a problem in their relationship confirmed predictions from attachment theory.
Psychological Foundations of Trust
- J. Simpson
- 1 October 2007
Trust lies at the foundation of nearly all major theories of interpersonal relationships. Despite its great theoretical importance, a limited amount of research has examined how and why trust…
Attachment in adulthood
The Dissolution of Romantic Relationships: Factors Involved in Relationship Stability and Emotional Distress
- J. Simpson
This investigation was designed to examine factors involved in the stability of premarital romantic relationships and the extent of emotional distress experienced following their dissolution. During…