A Net of Friends: Investigating Friendship by Integrating Attachment Theory and Social Network Analysis

  title={A Net of Friends: Investigating Friendship by Integrating Attachment Theory and Social Network Analysis},
  author={Omri Gillath and Gery C. Karantzas and Emre Selcuk},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={1546 - 1565}
The current article focuses on attachment style—an individual difference widely studied in the field of close relationships—and its application to the study of social networks. Specifically, we investigated whether attachment style predicts perception and management of social networks. In Study 1, we examined the associations of attachment style with perceptions of network tie strength and multiplexity. In Studies 2a and 2b, we investigated the association between attachment style and network… 

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