Adult attachment, working models, and relationship quality in dating couples.

@article{Collins1990AdultAW,
  title={Adult attachment, working models, and relationship quality in dating couples.},
  author={Nancy L. Collins and Stephen J. Read},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1990},
  volume={58 4},
  pages={
          644-63
        }
}
  • N. Collins, S. Read
  • Published 1 April 1990
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
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