Adult Romantic Attachment: Theoretical Developments, Emerging Controversies, and Unanswered Questions

  title={Adult Romantic Attachment: Theoretical Developments, Emerging Controversies, and Unanswered Questions},
  author={Robert Chris Fraley and Phillip R. Shaver},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  pages={132 - 154}
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. In addition, they discuss 5 issues related to the theory that need further clarification: (a) the nature of attachment relationships, (b) the evolution and function of attachment in adulthood, (c) models of individual differences in attachment, (d) continuity and change in attachment security, and (e… Expand

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