Congruence between spouses' perceptions and observers' ratings of responsiveness: the role of attachment avoidance.

@article{Beck2014CongruenceBS,
  title={Congruence between spouses' perceptions and observers' ratings of responsiveness: the role of attachment avoidance.},
  author={Lindsey A Beck and Paula R Pietromonaco and Cassandra C. DeVito and Sally I Powers and Alysia M Boyle},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2014},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={164-74}
}
Although close relationships require partners to depend on one another for mutual responsiveness, avoidantly attached individuals are especially averse to risking such dependency. The authors propose that both avoidant and non-avoidant individuals perceive signs of their own and their partners' responsiveness in ways that reflect motivated perceptions of dependency. The present research examined how the interplay between spouses' attachment avoidance and observed responsive behaviors during… CONTINUE READING
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