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An item response theory analysis of self-report measures of adult attachment.
Self-report measures of adult attachment are typically scored in ways (e.g., averaging or summing items) that can lead to erroneous inferences about important theoretical issues, such as the degreeExpand
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Attachment Stability From Infancy to Adulthood: Meta-Analysis and Dynamic Modeling of Developmental Mechanisms
A central tenet of attachment theory is that a person's attachment pattern in adulthood is a reflection of his or her attachment history—-beginning with the person's earliest attachmentExpand
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Adult Romantic Attachment: Theoretical Developments, Emerging Controversies, and Unanswered Questions
The authors review the theory of romantic, or pair-bond, attachment as it was originally formulated by C. Hazan and P. R. Shaver in 1987 and describe how it has evolved over more than a decade. InExpand
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The Experiences in Close Relationships-Relationship Structures questionnaire: a method for assessing attachment orientations across relationships.
Most research on adult attachment is based on the assumption that working models are relatively general and trait-like. Recent research, however, suggests that people develop attachmentExpand
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Distinguishing differential susceptibility from diathesis-stress: recommendations for evaluating interaction effects.
This report describes the state of the art in distinguishing data generated by differential susceptibility from diathesis-stress models. We discuss several limitations of existing practices forExpand
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Attachment formation and transfer in young adults’close friendships and romantic relationships
Two hundred thirty-seven young adults from an American university completed a questionnaire designed to test several normative implications of attachment theory. As predicted, the majority ofExpand
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The Adult Attachment Interview and self-reports of attachment style: an empirical rapprochement.
Although 10 studies have been published on the empirical overlap of the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) and measures of self-reported attachment style, results in this literature have beenExpand
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A longitudinal study of personality change in young adulthood.
The present research examined personality continuity and change in a sample of young men and women assessed at the beginning and end of college. Two-hundred seventy students completed measures of theExpand
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Patterns of continuity: a dynamic model for conceptualizing the stability of individual differences in psychological constructs across the life course.
In contemporary psychology there is debate over whether individual differences in psychological constructs are stable over extended periods of time. The authors argue that it is impossible to resolveExpand
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