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Adult attachment, working models, and relationship quality in dating couples.
  • N. Collins, S. Read
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 April 1990
Three studies were conducted to examine the correlates of adult attachment. In Study 1, an 18-item scale to measure adult attachment style dimensions was developed based on Kazan and Shaver's (1987)Expand
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Working models of attachment: implications for explanation, emotion and behavior.
  • N. Collins
  • Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1996
Two studies examined attachment style differences in social perception. In Study 1, participants wrote open-ended explanations for hypothetical relationship events and described how they would feelExpand
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Self-disclosure and liking: a meta-analytic review.
Self-disclosure plays a central role in the development and maintenance of relationships. One way that researchers have explored these processes is by studying the links between self-disclosure andExpand
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A safe haven: an attachment theory perspective on support seeking and caregiving in intimate relationships.
This study used an attachment theoretical framework to investigate support-seeking and caregiving processes in intimate relationships. Dating couples (N = 93) were videotaped while one member of theExpand
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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.Expand
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A New Look at Social Support
  • B. Feeney, N. Collins
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Personality and social psychology review : an…
  • 14 August 2014
Close and caring relationships are undeniably linked to health and well-being at all stages in the life span. Yet the specific pathways through which close relationships promote optimal well-beingExpand
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Attachment styles, emotion regulation, and adjustment in adolescence.
Attachment style differences in psychological symptomatology, self-concept, and risky or problem behaviors were examined in a community sample (N = 1,989) of Black and White adolescents, 13 to 19Expand
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Predictors of caregiving in adult intimate relationships: an attachment theoretical perspective.
  • B. Feeney, N. Collins
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 June 2001
Romantic couples (N = 194) participated in an investigation of caregiving processes in adulthood. In Phase 1, couple members completed questionnaires designed to identify attachment style differencesExpand
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Working models of attachment shape perceptions of social support: evidence from experimental and observational studies.
  • N. Collins, B. Feeney
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 September 2004
Two studies examined the association between attachment style and perceptions of social support. Study 1 (N = 95 couples) used an experimental paradigm to manipulate social support in the context ofExpand
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Prenatal health behaviors and psychosocial risk factors in pregnant women of Mexican origin: the role of acculturation.
OBJECTIVES This study examined the association between acculturation of Mexican-origin women and factors in low birthweight and preterm delivery. METHODS Interviews were conducted with 911Expand
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