Attachment styles among young adults: a test of a four-category model.

  title={Attachment styles among young adults: a test of a four-category model.},
  author={K. Bartholomew and L. M. Horowitz},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={61 2},
  • K. Bartholomew, L. M. Horowitz
  • Published 1991
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • A new 4-group model of attachment styles in adulthood is proposed. Four prototypic attachment patterns are defined using combinations of a person's self-image (positive or negative) and image of others (positive or negative). In Study 1, an interview was developed to yield continuous and categorical ratings of the 4 attachment styles. Intercorrelations of the attachment ratings were consistent with the proposed model. Attachment ratings were validated by self-report measures of self-concept and… CONTINUE READING
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