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Adult attachment, working models, and relationship quality in dating couples.
Dimensions of attachment style were strongly related to how each partner perceived the relationship, although the dimension of attachment that best predicted quality differed for men and women.
Working models of attachment: implications for explanation, emotion and behavior.
- N. Collins
- PsychologyJournal of personality and social psychology
- 1 October 1996
Findings are consistent with the idea that adults with different working models of attachment are predisposed to think, feel, and behave differently in their relationships.
Self-disclosure and liking: a meta-analytic review.
Results suggest that various disclosure-liking effects can be integrated and viewed as operating together within a dynamic interpersonal system.
A safe haven: an attachment theory perspective on support seeking and caregiving in intimate relationships.
Results indicated that when support seekers rated their problem as more stressful, they engaged in more direct support-seeking behavior, which led their partners to respond with more helpful forms of caregiving, leading seekers to feel cared for and to experience improved mood.
Optimizing assurance: the risk regulation system in relationships.
A model of risk regulation is proposed to explain how people balance the goal of seeking closeness to a romantic partner against the opposing goal of minimizing the likelihood and pain of rejection.…
A New Look at Social Support
A model of thriving through relationships is presented to provide a theoretical foundation for identifying the specific interpersonal processes that underlie the effects of close relationships on thriving.
Predictors of caregiving in adult intimate relationships: an attachment theoretical perspective.
Results revealed that attachment style and mediating mechanisms identified in Phase 1 also predicted observable support behavior in a specific episode in which a partner had a clear need for support.
Working models of attachment shape perceptions of social support: evidence from experimental and observational studies.
Evidence is provided that individuals are predisposed to appraise their support experiences in ways that are consistent with their chronic working models of attachment, especially when the support message is ambiguous.
Attachment styles, emotion regulation, and adjustment in adolescence.
Overall, secure adolescents were the best-adjusted group, though not necessarily the least likely to engage in risky behaviors; patterns of attachment effects were similar across age, gender, and racial groups, with some important exceptions.
Adult Attachment Styles, Perceived Social Support and Coping Strategies
The relations between adult attachment styles, perceived social support and the use of various coping strategies was examined in a sample of young adults (N = 81). Participants completed measures of…