Can You Tell That I’m in a Relationship? Attachment and Relationship Visibility on Facebook

  title={Can You Tell That I’m in a Relationship? Attachment and Relationship Visibility on Facebook},
  author={Lydia F Emery and Amy Muise and Emily L. Dix and B. Le},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={1466 - 1479}
  • Lydia F Emery, Amy Muise, +1 author B. Le
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  • People often attempt to shape others’ perceptions of them, but the role of romantic relationships in this process is unknown. The present set of studies investigates relationship visibility, the centrality of relationships in the self-images that people convey to others. We propose that attachment underlies relationship visibility and test this hypothesis across three studies in the context of Facebook. Avoidant individuals showed low desire for relationship visibility, whereas anxious… CONTINUE READING
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