Attachment Style and Gender as Predictors of Communicative Responses to Infidelity

  title={Attachment Style and Gender as Predictors of Communicative Responses to Infidelity},
  author={Sandra Donovan and Tara M. Emmers-Sommer},
  journal={Marriage \& Family Review},
  pages={125 - 149}
This study set out to determine one's communicative responses to infidelity as predicted by attachment style and gender. Three hundred ninety-two participants responded to a measure of attachment and were then randomly assigned to one of three scenarios: imagining a partner's sexual infidelity, imagining a partner's emotional infidelity, and imagining a partner's combined sexual and emotional infidelity. Participants then responded to a communicative response scale in reaction to the scenario… 

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