Hierarchies of Attachment Relationships in Young Adulthood

  title={Hierarchies of Attachment Relationships in Young Adulthood},
  author={Shanna J. Trinke and Kimberley J. Bartholomew},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  pages={603 - 625}
This study examined the characteristics of attachment hierarchies in young adulthood. Multiple components were used to assess attachment bonds: using the attachment figure as a safe haven in times of distress, using him or her as a secure base from which to venture out independently, having a strong emotional tie with the person regardless of whether the tie is positive, negative, or mixed, seeking to be in close proximity to the person, and mourning the loss of the person. The Attachment… 

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